Man arrested in Hatfield in connection with drug dealing

PUBLISHED: 12:39 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 20 April 2018

Police made an arrest in Hatfield on suspicion of drug offences. Picture: Supplied.

Police made an arrest in Hatfield on suspicion of drug offences. Picture: Supplied.

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A man was arrested in Hatfield in connection with drug dealing and carrying a bladed article in public.

A 27-year-old man from Edmonton was arrested on Wednesday, April 18, in Hatfield on suspicion of drugs offences, following proactive work undertaken by police officers from Welwyn Hatfield’s Operation Scorpion* team.

The man was found to have what is believed to be class A and class B drugs, around £550 in cash and a bladed article.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A with intent to supply, possession of a class B drug, and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

The man was taken to Stevenage Police Station for questioning and was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Operation Scorpion targets burglars, robbers and those involved in drug and vehicle-related crime.

Detective inspector Rob Burns, who leads Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Crime Unit said: “We are not relenting in our fight against drugs in the local area which can have such a negative impact on people’s lives.

“To help us in our fight against drug related crime, anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour is advised to contact police and report it via the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is on-going.

“Any information provided, no matter how seemly insignificant, could be crucial to investigations.”


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