Man arrested during St Albans drugs warrant

PUBLISHED: 09:20 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:52 02 April 2019

Police carried out a drugs warrant in Clarence Road, St Albans. Picture: Herts Police

Police carried out a drugs warrant in Clarence Road, St Albans. Picture: Herts Police

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One person was arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs after police carried out a drugs warrant in St Albans.

Police carried out a drugs warrant in Clarence Road, St Albans. Picture: Herts PolicePolice carried out a drugs warrant in Clarence Road, St Albans. Picture: Herts Police

Police from Operation Scorpion and Operational Support Group officers carried out the warrant shortly after 7.30am today at a flat in Clarence Road.

Drugs were found in the flat and a 20-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and class B drugs with intent to supply. He remains in police custody at this time.

Class A and class B drugs were also seized at the premises.

The warrant was carried out in response to concerns from residents about suspected drug use in the Clarence Road area.

St Albans Det Insp Alex Warwick said: ““We have a zero tolerance to drugs in the St Albans district. No one should have to live near someone involved in the supply of drugs as it can have a negative impact on people’s lives.

“Those dependant on drugs are often also involved in acquisitive crime, like burglaries and car crime, to feed their habits, so it is really important for residents to let us know when they see people calling at an address at unusual times of the day or night, can smell cannabis or suspect that drugs are being supplied.

“We cannot always respond straight away as we may need to source further information to apply to the court for a warrant, but please be reassured we will listen, investigate and act on the information you give us.”

Anyone who is concerned about drug use in St Albans can report information by calling the non-emergency number 101 or online at www.hertspolice.uk/Report

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