Police seize drugs and cash during raids in St Albans and Shenley

PUBLISHED: 13:31 18 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:31 18 August 2014

Police carried out raids

Police carried out raids

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Drugs and cash have been seized during police raids in St Albans.

A spokeswoman for Herts Police said that a golf ball sized quantity of cannabis and money were seized from a St Albans address during an operation led by the Potters Bar neighbourhood team.

Four drugs warrants were carried out at about 10.30am last Tuesday (12), including one in Shenley and two in Potters Bar.

Police raided properties at Maynard Drive in St Albans and Cockle Way in Shenley.

Pc Jon Singleton of the safer neighbourhood team, who was involved in the operation, said that while no arrests have yet been made, “investigations are on-going and we have a number of positive leads which we are already working on”.

He added: “I hope this positive action sends a clear message to anyone involved in drug crime and associated anti-social behaviour that we will carry out operations to target you.

“I also hope these warrants show residents that we do listen to their concerns and will take action against those, who are in the minority, who deal in drugs and make others’ lives a misery.”

Pc Singleton said the police need local people to help them build up a picture of drug misuse and drug dealing in the district.

He said that, combined with covert and behind-the-scenes police activity, officers can then collect the evidence needed to carry out raids and bring drug dealers to justice.

Signs to look out for include an unusual numbers of callers to an address at all times of the night and day, drugs paraphernalia and people with an unusually lavish lifestyle.

To help the police break the cycle of drugs and crime, if you have any information about drug dealing, where it is happening and who is involved, please contact Herts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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