POLICE raids across Bulwell and beyond resulted in six arrests and £20,000 of drugs being seized as part of a crackdown on drugs, guns and gangs.
The week of enforcement under the Operation Vanguard banner, saw the specialist police team tackle crime alongside the city’s Divisional Support Unit, Bulwell Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Community Protection ASBO team.
With the key aim of cutting the supply of class A and class B drugs on the street, the Force launched raids and used drugs dogs to target suspected offenders.
The enforcement work led to the seizure of about £20,000 worth of cannabis, heroin and cocaine as well as several guns and knives.
Six men were arrested including Leroy Grant, 29, of no fixed address, who was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin and possession of cannabis. He appeared before Nottingham magistrates and was released on bail.
Seymour Cain, 56, of The Wells Road, Nottingham, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin. He has been remanded in custody.
Teams also arrested Dean Hearn, 32, of no fixed address, who was wanted by the Force in connection with a burglary in Huthwaite. Hearn had been spotted by the team during an ‘on-street’ drugs operation. He was charged with burglary dwelling and theft and released on bail.
Craig Godber, 28, of Mersey Street, Bulwell, has been charged with possession of cannabis and a 41-year-old and a 20-year-old man were also arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs. They have both been bailed, pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Keith Priest, who works in Operation Vanguard, said: “This week of enforcement came as a result of intelligence we had obtained from members of the public and neighbourhood beat officers.
“We issued several drugs warnings and also made some very solid arrests. Our aim is to do what we can to upset the drugs supply in the city and by working with our partners we hope this week has gone some way to disrupt this illegal activity.
“The arrest of Hearn was also an excellent result made possible by targeting our resources in this area.”