Police seize knives and drug paraphernalia in St Albans

Police carried out drugs warrants in St Albans this morning.

Police carried out drugs warrants in St Albans this morning. - Credit: Archant

Officers carried out two drugs warrants in the early hours of this morning on homes in St Albans.

Herts police, who had been tipped off by members of the public as well as police intelligence, targeted addresses in Alban Avenue and Waverley Lodge this morning (Thursday, March 29) at around 6.30am.

Two knives and drug paraphernalia were seized at the Waverley Lodge address, and cannabis and drug paraphernalia were found at the Alban Avenue address.

The officers were from the Operation Scorpion team who deal with burglars, robbers and those involved in drug and vehicle-related crime, and they were supported by the Operational Support Group (OSG) who are specifically trained in searching premises and gaining entry into properties, using force if necessary.

St Albans Chief Insp Stuart Cheek said: “Although we didn’t make any arrests, today’s operation was about disrupting people we believe are involved in drugs, acting on information from members of the public as well as safeguarding individuals.

“Please continue to report any suspicious drug activity to us and we will act on it. However, please bear in mind that it does sometimes take time as we have to find other sources and in this case, apply for a warrant from the magistrates’ court.

“We will continue to carry out these warrants to make it difficult for anyone involved in drugs to operate in St Albans.”

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