Two arrested as police intercept suspected drug deal
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Two people were arrested when police intercepted a suspected drug deal in Welwyn Garden City.
At around 1pm on Friday 13 October, Operation Scorpion were conducting proactive patrols when they spotted a suspected drug deal in Boundary Lane.
The two suspects made off and following a foot chase by police they were detained for a search. This resulted in the seizure of a small amount of cannabis, a quantity of cash and a mobile phone.
Deal bags and scales were also found discarded nearby and seized.
A 17 year old boy from Welwyn Garden City was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs. Another 17 year old boy from Welwyn Garden City was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.
As part of further enquiries, officers searched a property in the town and this resulted in the seizure of over 180g of cannabis (pictured), a red bull can containing multiple individual bags of suspected class A drugs (pictured), counterfeit money, scales and deal bags.
Inspector Amy Sheldon, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We hope this news gives residents peace of mind that we are always working to disrupt the local drug supply. Those arrested have now been bailed whilst our detectives carry out further investigation.
“Please remember if you have information about suspected drug dealing, we want to hear from you. We see many different types of crime associated with drug dealing so it really is vital that we work together to tackle it.”
You can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.