Two suspected drug dealers arrested as part of a North Tyneside clampdown
24 Mar | 14:28

Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested as part of a North Tyneside clampdown.

On Monday (March 20), officers from Wallsend’s Neighbourhood Support Team executed a raid at a property on Bewicke Road in Willington Quay.

Officers recovered almost £500 in cash as well as paraphernalia related to drug-dealing. An assortment of suspected illicit substances was also seized, including 572 tablets of Diazepam, 55 tablets of Pregablin and a 10oz cannabis bush.

Two men – aged 53 and 49 – were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. Both men have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Fenney-Menzies of Northumbria Police, has praised the community for continuing to work with police to confront illicit drug supply.

She said: “This warrant is another example of the continued work going on across the area to tackle illegal drug supply and demonstrating to our communities how dedicated we are to keeping them free from these harmful and destructive substances.

“We hope that this activity shows the public how dedicated we are to keeping our communities free from illegal and harmful substances.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the execution of these warrants, including the public who continue to support us by passing on vital intelligence about suspected criminality in their area.

“We will continue to work with our partners to dismantle the criminal groups who try to profit from the sale and supply of illegal drugs, as well as ensuring those affected by drug addiction receive the support they need.”

If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your community, or have any information about local crime, you can report it using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on our website or by calling 101.

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