Two arrested after heroin found during Hemel drug warrants

Two people have been arrested after police executed two simultaneous drug warrants at addresses in Herts.

A 47-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. They are currently both in police custody.

The warrants were carried out by the Intervention, Scorpion and Safer Neighbourhood teams forced entry into the properties under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 171, with the help of the Operational Support Unit (OSU).

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At the first address in Poynders Hill, officers found people inside the property along with a large quantity of suspected heroin, a number of mobile phones, suspected drug paraphernalia and hundreds of pounds in cash.

At the second address in Waveney, more suspected heroin was found, along with cannabis and other items which suggested drug dealing had occurred inside the property.

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Sergeant James Bessant, leader of both the Safer Neighbourhood Team and the borough’s Operation Scorpion team, said: “Today’s operation was carried out as a direct result of feedback from members of the public who asked us to combat drugs and associated criminality in the area.

“Everyone has a right to feel safe in their home and we will never stop targeting those who we believe are involved in the supply of illegal drugs in Hertfordshire.

“These operations help to penetrate and disrupt wider criminal networks and will not be deterred from carrying out this kind of action wherever necessary. Following today’s action, we have made two arrests in connection with the supply of illegal drugs in Dacorum.

“We want this to serve as a warning to anyone who is committing drug offences in Hertfordshire – we will track you down and deal with you, it’s only a matter of time.”

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If you have any information about suspected drug activity in your community, you can contact the police.

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of our Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call our non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website.

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