Three drug dealing arrests after chase through Harrogate streets
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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences in Harrogate.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 10 November 2021, a vehicle failed to stop for police near Skipton Road in the town. It made off and was pursued, before crashing on Cold Bath Road. The driver ran away – but passers-by directed police officers towards him, and he was stopped and arrested.
A search of the area located a bag containing a large amount of cannabis and cash. A further search of a nearby address located more drugs and cash, and resulted in the arrest of a further two suspects.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply, acquiring criminal property, dangerous driving and failing to stop. Two other male suspects, aged 18 and 15, were also arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
They have been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.
Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Expedite team would particularly like to thank the members of the public who were in the area and witnessed what was happening, for their help and understanding.
The Expedite team focuses on those involved in drug dealing, particularly ‘county lines’ – dealers travelling from outside of North Yorkshire to pedal drugs in our towns, often exploiting vulnerable and young people and forcing them to sell their drugs for them.
Tackling county lines drug dealing is a priority for North Yorkshire Police, and Expedite teams work proactively to prevent and detect drug dealing and associated offences. They also work to safeguard and protect those who are vulnerable and targeted by organised crime networks.
Your information is vital in helping us to do this. Anyone who has any information about drug dealing in their area is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police via the force website, www.northyorkshire.police.uk or on 101. If you prefer not to speak to the police and remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org