Four men, a teenaged boy and a woman are in our custody on suspicion of being involved in drug dealing offences following a warrant at an address in Scunthorpe earlier today.
Our teams found a quantity of cash and what is suspected to be crack cocaine and cannabis at the address in Cliff Street, Scunthorpe, following the operation at shortly after 2.20pm (Friday, May 10).
We also recovered what we believe to be a stolen car and the six now remain in our custody, helping us with our enquiries.
The 23-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man and another man believed to be in his early 20s have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.
Two men aged 23 and 18, along with a 17-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
And information from the public was vital in piecing together the evidence we needed to act.
Inspector Mark Fletcher, pictured left, said: “Recently we have been out in this area speaking to residents and businesses as part of our Humber Talking initiative.
“We want to hear from you about what’s good – but also what’s not so good in your community and what we can do to help improve things.
“One thing that kept coming up in this area was concerns about drug dealing. We’ve listened to those concerns and gathered further information and the evidence we needed to act.
“We know that drug dealing and the crime and antisocial behaviour associated with drug use has a huge impact on communities, which is why dealing with it is one of our top priorities and we’re committed to finding and dealing with those responsible.
“I want to thank all those who spoke out about the problems in the area and my appeal to you is to keep that information coming.
“If you see anything that you’re concerned about, lots of people coming and going from an address or evidence that people are using drugs, we want to hear from you.
“By putting all this information together with what our teams see and hear out on the streets, we can organise operations like the one we have carried out today, which can make a real difference to your community.”
If you have any concerns about crime in your area, please speak to your local officers, call our non-emergency 101 line or, if you’d rather not give your name, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, always call 999.