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Suspected drug dealer arrested as part of continued clampdown across North Tyneside – with a little help from local community
07 Sep | 12:14

A suspected drug dealer has been arrested as part of a continued clampdown across North Tyneside – with a little help from the local community.


Last Friday (September 1), officers from North Shields Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) executed a warrant at an address on Waterville Road in the Meadow Well area of North Shields.


Officers recovered a mobile phone and other paraphernalia related to drug-dealing. Illicit substances were also seized including a large quantity of Pregablin tablets.


A man – aged 48 – was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.


Sergeant James Younas, of Northumbria Police, has praised the community for continuing to work with police to tackle drug supply across the region.


He said: “This is a fantastic result for our communities, who do not deserve – or want – to have suspected drug dealers operating on their doorstep.


“This warrant is just another example of the continued proactive work going on across the area, under the banner of Operation Sentinel, to crackdown on illegal drug supply.


“We will continue to work with our partners to tackle criminals 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.”


He added: “I hope this demonstrates to residents how dedicated we are to keeping North Tyneside and the wider force area free from these destructive and damaging substances.


“This warrant was only possible because of the anonymous information which was passed to us via Crimestoppers, and I hope our communities feel reassured as a result.


“I would like to thank everyone involved in the execution of this raid, especially those who continue to pass on vital intelligence about suspected criminality within the area – you really are our eyes and ears.”


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


Alternatively, you can get in touch via independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting their website or calling 0800 555 111.


In an emergency, or if a crime is taking place, always ring 999.

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