Drugs and Operation Crystal
Tackling the supply of illegal
drugs in Hertfordshire
We need local people to help us
build up a picture of drug misuse and drug dealing in communities.
Combined with covert and behind-the-scenes police activity we can
build the evidence we need to carry out arrest raids and bring drug
dealers to justice. Help us to break the cycle of drugs and crime -
please tell us what you know.
Using drugs can become problematic and addictive, and some people
can turn to crime to fund their drug use. We can help steer drug
users away from committing crime by putting them in contact with
local drug and alcohol services. Most of our police custody cells
are regularly attended by independent (non-police) drug and alcohol
workers, who visit people we have arrested and encourage them to
get the help they need to stop using drugs or to use them more
To find out more about drugs and
the law, please click here.
If you have any information about
drug dealing, where it is happening and who is involved, or know
anything else that may help us tackle drug crime, please contact
Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively,
you can fill out a secure online form, which does not give police
your computer or email details and you can send it without giving
us your name and address.
Please click here to fill out the secure form.
Suspect Drug Dealing?
to look out for:
- Unusual numbers of callers to an
address at all times of the night and day
- Drugs paraphernalia (please do not
remove it but alert your local council)
- People with an unusually lavish
How and what to report to
- What you have seen or
- Where incidents take
- Who was involved, including
descriptions and any names you know
- When incidents take place -
date and time
- Any vehicle details - make
model, registration and colour
Cannabis Factory – How to spot
- Strong smell of de-odourisers
or air fresheners
- Lights being left on all day
- Curtains constantly drawn or
windows blacked out
- A sudden jump or fall in
- High humidity in the
- There is a lot of noise when
someone moves into a property, but afterwards no one seems to be
- Strange comings and goings of
Hertfordshire is one of the
safest counties in the country with crime falling year on year.
Drug dealers are not welcome in Hertfordshire. We are working hard
to reduce already low levels of drug dealing.