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Man arrested and drugs seized during South Oxhey warrant

2 Aug 2021
  • A man was arrested and drugs seized during a warrant in South Oxhey

  • The Operation Scorpion team entered the property under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

  • This proactive operation was the result of intelligence suggesting drug dealing from the address

Police made an arrest after seizing class A drugs during a warrant carried out at a property in South Oxhey on Thursday (29 July).

Officers from the Operation Scorpion team, supported by colleagues from the Oxhey Safer Neighbourhood Team, entered the property at 7.45am under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

They carried out a search of the address and seized multiple wraps of class A drugs, suspected to be cocaine and heroin, along with a small amount of class B drugs (suspected cannabis), a large amount of cash and other associated drugs paraphernalia.

A 31 year old man from South Oxhey was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and possession of class B drugs. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

PC Marcus Zost, who led the operation with the support of colleagues, said: “This warrant is the latest of several proactive operations in our continuing fight against drug crime in Three Rivers.

“Some may hold the view that we are wasting our time, but they struggle to see the bigger picture around the exploitation of vulnerable people through drug crime, along with the associated violence it brings.

“We executed this warrant after we received intelligence from members of the public asking us to combat drugs and associated criminality in the area.

“This type of work helps us gather evidence and intelligence to infiltrate and disrupt wider criminal networks, and we will not be deterred from carrying out this kind of action wherever necessary.

“We’re asking residents to help us help them – so please tell us if you have information. We want to hear from you so we can improve the quality of life in your neighbourhood.”

If you have information about suspected drug activity in your community, you can contact police and it will be passed on to your local team.

You can use online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, report information at herts.police.uk/report 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.

You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit bit.ly/police-threerivers and tell us what you think.

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