Proactive drugs patrol in Whitby nets suspected cannabis dealer
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Police in Whitby have arrested a 26-year-old local woman on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
She was arrested during a drugs-related operation in the town on Wednesday (24 November 2021), which was part of “Proactive Fortnight” that is ongoing across the Scarborough Borough and Ryedale policing areas.
Known drug-dealing “host spots” were targeted and fresh information and intelligence were gathered throughout the day to support the continuous effort to tackle drug-related crime.
At around 12.45pm, officers stop-searched the woman on Baxtergate.
She was found to be carrying a significant amount of cannabis which was seized, along with various items from a search of her home address including numerous mobile phones and sets of scales which are suspected of being used in the sale of the Class B controlled drug.
Two other people who were with the woman were also stop-searched by the police.
Nothing suspicious was found and they carried on with their day while their friend was arrested and taken into custody.
Following questioning, the woman was released under investigation while enquiries continue.
How to get help or make a report about suspected drug-related offences
If you are in danger or feel threatened, always call the police on 999 for an emergency response.
If you are concerned that a friend or a young person you care for is being exploited or is involved in drug dealing, please call the police on 101 or make a report online at www.northyorkshire.police.uk.
If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go to www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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