Drug searches take place across St Albans

ST ALBANS: Police are executing a number of warrants across the city in their efforts to drive down drug use and related anti-social behaviour.

The initiative has already seen two warrants carried out by neighbourhood sergeant Karen Lewis and her team last month at addresses in High Oaks and Thirlmere Drive, St Albans, where a young man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis possession.

Further work around tackling drugs and anti-social behaviour has resulted in a 20-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead being arrested and charged with possession of cannabis in High Oaks. More proactive action is planned this month.

Sergeant Karen Lewis said: “As promised when I started in this role during September, I intend to take a proactive stance on crime issues in St Albans and this is part of that.

“I want to show any would-be drug offenders that they are not welcome in St Albans and, if caught, they will be dealt with robustly.”

She added: “We know that drugs and anti-social behaviour are concerns for residents. We hope that action to tackle them will demonstrate our commitment to residents in responding to their concerns.

“If anyone has any areas where they think this activity might be going on, please contact me via email or phone so we can help.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Karen via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 or email Karen.lewis@herts.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.