Two men arrested as police seize drugs packaged like sweets and cash in raid

Northumbria Police have arrested two men on suspicion of drug offences after drugs in sweet style wrappers and cash were seized during a raid at a Bedlington address.

By Ryan Smith
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 5:33 pm
Officers seized psychoactive substances, packaged like sweets, along with £1,000 in cash.
Officers seized psychoactive substances, packaged like sweets, along with £1,000 in cash.

On Saturday, January 30, Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant at an address on Jubilee Terrace – during which officers discovered a haul of psychoactive substances, packaged like sweets, along with £1,000 in cash.

It is understood that police also found a spare room at the property which was dedicated to cannabis cultivation.

Two men, aged 28 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of drug offences following the raid and have since been released under investigation.

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The following day (Sunday, January 31), officers in North Shields found an abandoned, uninsured car on Church Road which contained another collection of packaged psychoactive substances.

Northumbria Police’s inspector Phil Patterson has pledge that the force are proactively cracking down on drug-related crime and urged the public to report any suspected drug dealing.

He said: “We know that people involved in the supply of drugs prey on vulnerable members of society and look to profit from the misery of others.

“If you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your area please report your concerns to us.”

Anyone wanting to report an issue relating to drug offences can do so by visiting the “Tell us the Something” page on Northumbria Police’s website or by calling 101.

Alternatively, members of the public can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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