Frodingham - Drug Supply
We understand there are concerns in respect of drug dealing across the Frodingham community and we are absolutely committed to taking robust action. There have been a number of proactive warrants executed by our Operation Galaxy Team with the assistance of your Neighbourhood Team. Over recent months drugs warrants were executed at properties on COTTAGE BECK ROAD, CEMETERY ROAD and HAIG AVENUE.
The team are currently working with private landlords and social landlords to evict the tenants of these properties. If this fails we will continue to use antisocial behaviour legislation that is available to us in order to place closure orders on properties that are involved with drug dealing.
Recently, your team secured a closure order at a property on CEMETERY ROAD which is now closed down for three months. You said this was causing an issue - we have taken action to protect you from crime and antisocial behaviour.
We have recently become aware of an increase in the use of Nitrous Oxide gas and that our local communities report finding discarded micro cannisters on the streets. We have issued a HEALTH WARNING in respect of the recreational use of Nitrous Oxide which can have serious health risks including :
- Loss of Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
- Bone Marrow Suppression
- Difficulty Breathing
- Poisoning of the Central Nervous System
The above risks can increase if combined with alcohol or other drugs. Our advice is clear - do not inhale this substance and seek medical advice if consumed.
It is an offence to supply, or offer to supply a psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016 - which could lead to a sentence of up to 7 years and / or a fine if convicted.
This type of action will continue. We are working hard to understand the nature of this problem and urge members of the public to report their concerns to their local team, to police through the 101 number or alternatively, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111).