Thursday, August 5, 2021
HomeNewsClass A drugs found in police raids in Armley and Wortley

Class A drugs found in police raids in Armley and Wortley

Large amounts of suspected Class A drugs and cash were found in a series of police raids in Armley and Wortley this morning.

Police also recovered large quantities of cash when they executed a series of linked drugs warrants at houses and businesses in West Leeds and Richmond Hill.

The operation, led by the Leeds West Neighbourhood Policing Team with support from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit, targeted a suspected organised supply of cocaine and heroin.

At 8am today, officers simultaneously executed four search warrants at a privately-owned social club in Oak Road; an industrial unit in Forge Lane, Armley; 420 Bags and Accessories in Tong Road, Armley; and a house in Dolphin Street, Richmond Hill.

They recovered around 300 ‘dealer bags’ of what is believed to cocaine and other amounts of suspected Class A drugs along with thousands of pounds in cash.

Two men aged 42 and 51 were arrested at the premises in Oak Road and are currently in custody on suspicion of drugs offences and money laundering.

Inspector Sarah Towers, who heads neighbourhood policing in west Leeds, said:

“This operation has been a significant instalment in our ongoing work to target the organised supply of Class A drugs on the streets of these communities.

“The illegal trade in Class A drugs causes long-term misery to individual users and their families and fuels crime and anti-social behaviour which impacts on the lives of residents in the area.

“We remain determined to do everything we can to target those we suspect of being involved in such criminal activity and will continue to mount operations like today’s.

“Information from the community plays a vital role in our efforts to tackle drugs and we would encourage anyone who has suspicions about people involved in drug dealing in their area to contact us directly or pass on any information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers so we can take appropriate action.”

___________

While you’re here…

Producing your daily dose of West Leeds Dispatch comes at a cost!

There’s the hosting of the website you’re reading now, running our popular e-mail newsletter, membership of independent press regulator Impress, attending summer events, paying for equipment etc etc.

We need at least £200 a month just to break even – that’s money currently coming out of the pockets of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about what’s happening in our communities, connecting you with local groups and organisations as well as holding decision-makers to account and championing local issues.

And all that’s BEFORE we even think about paying something for people’s time – for instance, our editor puts in more than 24 hours a week in his ‘spare’ time to ensure The Dispatch publishes daily.

To put it bluntly, after nearly four years of daily publishing, we are not sustainable!

And we need YOUR help to continue …

For the cost of less than a couple of cups of coffee you can help support local community news and continue to give our communities a voice by taking out a subscription for just £4 per month (that’s just a pound a week).

As a thanks you’ll get your name on a roll of honour on our website. More importantly you will be enabling us to keep bringing you the news that matters about your neighbourhood.

Achieving a bedrock of supporters will give us a firm financial footing and help us plan for the future.

Supporting us couldn’t be easier…

Just follow this link.

or set up a standing order with your bank:

Contact us on Paywestleedsdispatch@gmail.com if you’d like to do this.

Over to you …



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

Stay Connected

2,769FansLike
518FollowersFollow
3,437FollowersFollow