Five arrests made as part of Hatfield drugs crackdown
15:20 13 February 2017
Five people have been charged with drugs offences in Hatfield after investigations by police officers from the Operation Scorpion team.
The covert officers spotted what they believed to be a man and woman acting suspiciously in Queensway on February 1.
After approaching them, they were found to have what is believed to be Class A drugs in their possession and were quickly arrested.
Thirty-four-year-old Kayley Turner from Campion Road, Hatfield, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug. She was detained and charged on February 1, and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court the next day where she pleaded guilty.
She was fined £200 and had to pay £115 in court costs.
Twenty-seven-year-old Jake Barrington was arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug. He was detained and charged on February 1 and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court the next day.
He was remanded to prison and is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on March 3.
After these arrests, further investigations led police officers to execute a search warrant at an address in Bishops Rise.
After searching the property and seizing what is believed to be Class A drugs, 27-year old Christopher Harris from Bishops Rise and 21-year-old Kameron Campbell, from Avon Drive, Bedford, were arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug.
Twenty-year-old William Lambert was also arrested at the address on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug.
All three men were detained and charged on February 1 and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court the following day.
They were each remanded to prison and are due to appear again at St Albans Crown Court on March 3.
Detective Inspector John Hazeldine, who leads Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Crime Unit, said: “We are not relenting in doing all we can to drive drugs out of the local area, and will deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such offences.
“Through our own investigations and information from the public, we can work together to keep Welwyn Hatfield safe and I would therefore strongly encourage people to always report suspicious activity to us should they come across it.”
Anything suspicious can be reported via 101, or 999 if an offence is in progress.