Man arrested in Nether Heyford as part of countywide drugs blitz

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A MAN from Nether Heyford was among 11 arrested in a series of police raids across the county yesterday (Tuesday).

Northamptonshire Police swooped on 16 addresses in the county as part of a blitz on drugs.

Officers say the 43-year-old man was arrested in Weedon Road, Nether Heyford. He, along with the others, were arrested on suspicion to supply controlled drugs. All have been released on bail until June while further investigations are conducted.

Controlled drugs seized during the countywide operation are believed to be cocaine and cannabis. The exact weights are unknown at this time.

Detective Inspector Mark Brayfield, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit for Serious Organised Crime, said: “We recovered over a hundred items of property during the raids which we are now in the process of reviewing and documenting. Items include phones and computers which will require detailed forensic examination.

“The investigation into the large-scale conspiracy to supply drugs is ongoing and officers have worked tirelessly over the past 18 months to get to the the point we are at today. This is one of the biggest drugs operations in Northamptonshire Police’s history and the team will continue to work hard to bring those who traffic controlled drugs to justice.”