Drug Information Is Acted Upon – Even When It Seems No Official Action Is Taking Place!

Dear Readers

I thought you may be interested in the report below. This work was carried out in respect of the issues reported around Blackwood Ave etc. When you provide me with information I pass it on to the Police. They always tell me that the information can be acted upon swifter if it is lodged with the Police  first.

All information gleaned from the community is acted upon by the Police. They have again re-assured me on this. They quote the following case, where hard policing work was coupled by information from the community, including information fed in by elected members. On the 10th November 2015 the Low Hill Neighbourhood Team completed the final stage of a drugs operation which has been highlighted as a team priority over the past few months. The Low Hill Neighbourhood Team acted on community concerns and have taken proactive action against individuals believed to be involved in the production, storage and distribution of controlled drugs. The team  had the support of the WV Capt teams, Force Traffic and dog units to execute four section 23 misuse of drugs acts warrants on four separate address.

Officers executed warrants on four addresses in Ruskin Road, Stafford Road and two homes in Tennyson Road, arresting five people on suspicion of conspiring to supply drugs. A 30-year-old woman was arrested from Ruskin Road and an amount of cannabis and drugs paraphernalia was found at the address. At one address in Tennyson Road, a 32-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were arrested and a quantity of cannabis, class A drugs and a large amount of cash was found in the property. Meanwhile, in a second address in Tennyson Road, a 34-year-old man was arrested and cannabis was found. At a Stafford Road home, a 30-year-old man was detained and cannabis and class A drugs were found following a search of the property. All five arrested person were released on Police bail whilst the investigation continues. Anyone with information on drug crime in their area is urged to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

!cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 PoliceSgt Plumridge of the Low Hill Neighbourhood Team We take any reports of drug dealing extremely seriously and we act on any information given to us from our local community. We are aware of the impact this type of illegal drugs activity can have on a local community and I would like to reassure the public that we are taking a proactive approach to resolving this issue. Community intelligence has played a large part in today’s warrants and I would therefore like to urge members of the public to contact us if they have any concerns about suspicious behaviour in their area. Please call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.”


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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