Two arrested during drugs warrants in Dacorum
Two people were arrested after more than 70 cannabis plants were seized during two drugs warrants executed in Dacorum.
Officers from Dacorum’s Operation Scorpion Team, supported by colleagues from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, simultaneously entered the addresses under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 at 6.45am on Friday 9 October.
The first was conducted on Little Heath Lane in Potten End, and the second took place in Bank Mill, Berkhamsted.
Officers seized more than 70 cannabis plants from the Little Heath Lane address, and further class B drugs (cannabis) and class A drugs (cocaine) from the Berkhamsted address.
A 49-year-old man from Potten End was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. A 35-year-old man from Berkhamsted was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs. Both men have been released under investigation while enquiries continue. Two further people – a man and a woman – are assisting police with their investigation.
PC Swann, from Dacorum’s Operation Scorpion team, led the warrant. He said: ‘We were able to execute this set of warrants after gathering intelligence to suggest drugs were being cultivated and supplied at these locations. We have achieved a positive result by dismantling a suspected cannabis factory, removing illegal drugs from the streets and making two arrests.
‘We hope the high-visibility police presence reassured the community that we will not hesitate to take robust and appropriate action.
‘Drugs such as cannabis can often be the pre-cursor to more violent crime and the neighbours of those involved in this type of criminality can frequently suffer the effects of associated anti-social behaviour.
‘No one should have to put up with this kind of behaviour in their community. I would urge the public to keep reporting information to us because we are still here, and we are listening. Will not be complacent; our goal continues to be removing criminals from your streets and keeping you safe.’
If you have information about suspected criminality in your neighbourhood, you can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to a Force Communication Room operator via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.