£21K of drugs and cash seized by police in Hatfield arrests

PUBLISHED: 16:39 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 11 May 2018

Police arrested three people in Hatfield in connection with drug offences. 
Picture: Herts Police

Police arrested three people in Hatfield in connection with drug offences. Picture: Herts Police

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Three people have been arrested in Hatfield on suspicion of drugs offences.

Drugs recovered by police following arrests in Hatfield.
Picture: Herts PoliceDrugs recovered by police following arrests in Hatfield. Picture: Herts Police

Police have seized nearly £5,000 worth of drugs and around £16,000 cash this week.

On May 8 in Holme Close, officers stopped a vehicle with two women inside who appeared to be acting suspiciously.

After searching the car, officers seized 10 bags of what was believed to be cannabis and £800 in cash.

Visiting the suspects’ address in Welham Green, police issued a search warrant and seized more suspected cannabis and a further £14,000.

The two women, a 22-year-old and a 20-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.

They were taken into custody at Hatfield Police Station and were released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

At around 3pm the following day (May 9) Operation Scorpion Officers were patrolling around Parkhouse Court when they saw a man behaving suspiciously.

Officers searched the man and found he was in possession of what is believed to be cannabis and just over £200 in cash.

He was then taken into police custody in Hatfield.

After searching his address in Hatfield, police seized £1,500 in cash and what is believed to be a large bag of cannabis estimated to have a street value of £5,000.

The suspect, a 20-year-old, was taken to police custody in Hatfield shortly after he was initially stopped and arrested.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and was released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

The arrests come as a result of proactive measures under Operation Scorpion, which is dedicated to fighting serious acquisitive crime and drug related offences.

Welwyn Hatfield’s chief inspector Tannis Perks said: “I am delighted with the fantastic results our Operation Scorpion officers have achieved through their proactive patrols targeting drug use and supply in Hatfield.

“Sadly, as with most towns in the UK, drugs use is present in Hatfield, however we are doing everything we can to drive it out.

“Reports from members of the public make a real difference to our investigations and I would urge anyone who suspects drugs activity in their local area or in pubs and clubs to please continue to report it to us.

“Any information you provide could be the missing jigsaw piece which will lead us to catching an offender.”

Suspected drugs use can be reported via the police non-emergency number 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

You can also use the Constabulary’s online reporting form at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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