Six arrested on suspicion of drug dealing in Watford
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Six people have been arrested on suspicion of dealing crack cocaine in Watford after two warrants were carried out by police.
Officers entered addresses on both Sotheron Road and Water Lane yesterday (Thursday 18 January) and seized a quantity of class A drugs (crack cocaine).
A 33 year old woman from Watford was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. Four men from Watford, aged between 31 and 41, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine.
A 31 year old man from Southall, Greater London, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. All six people currently remain in police custody and the enquiry is being led by the Specialist Investigation Team.
Inspector Dan Jones, who leads the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “These arrests are the result of high-visibility, disruptive work led by our Operational Support Group. We targeted these addresses following concerns raised by the community about suspected drug activity and anti-social behaviour.
“These latest arrests serve as a reminder that we are constantly working behind the scenes to gather evidence, make arrests and remove illegal drugs from our streets. And we need the help and support of you, the public, to do this.
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