Police in New Heroin Swoop

Birmingham Evening Mail (England), October 16, 2001 | Go to article overview

Police in New Heroin Swoop


Byline: Justine Hollins

HEROIN dealers have been dealt a second blow as detectives continue their 'purge' on drugs and slash the rising number of burglaries committed by addicts.

Police revealed today they have arrested a 'major dealer' trafficking the class A drug in Lichfield, Chasetown and Burntwood and supplying heroin to addicts in exchange for stolen goods.

Det Sgt Scott Jones said the 35-year-old Lichfield man was believed to be a 'key' handler of stolen property taken by addicts from homes on the city's Boley Park and Dimbles Estate.

He is charged with a range of drugs and handling charges and Det Sgt Jones now hopes to see drug related burglaries plummet as a knock on effect of his arrest.

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During the weekend crackdown detectives made three further arrests including a 28-year-old Lichfield man charged with supplying cannabis and possessing methadone and diazepam.

During the raids officers seized thousands of pounds worth of stolen goods as well heroin, amphetamines, cannabis, firearms ammunition and a shotgun barrel.

This latest offensive takes the class A drug arrests toll to a massive 19 in Lichfield and Tamworth in just six weeks. …

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