SIX people have been arrested in Leamington on suspicion of drug offences.
Officers from Warwickshire Police’s County Lines Disruption Team stopped a car believed to be linked to county lines drug dealing stop in Beauchamp Road.
The front seat passenger got out of the vehicle and was searched by officers who seized suspected heroin, crack cocaine, digital scales and cash.
A 56-year-old man from Kenilworth was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.
An hour later another car believed to be linked to drug dealing was identified by officers in Rushmore Terrace. They stopped it and seized suspected heroin and crack cocaine following a search.
A 25-year-old man from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and a 24-year-old woman from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
The woman has been released under investigation and the man remains in custody after being charged with possession with intent to supply of heroin and crack cocaine.
The vehicle was also seized after being driven without insurance and a licence.
Another hour later officers stopped a car on Southway. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Coventry was detained at the scene, and the passenger, a 23-year-old man also from Coventry, was detained following a short foot chase.
Suspected class A drugs and cash were also seized and both were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The driver was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Both remain in custody.
Officers also seized cannabis and a knuckleduster after they responded to reports of a disturbance in Wackrill Drive. A 29-year-old man from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis, possession of an offensive weapon, assault, theft and criminal damage. He remains in custody.
Det Insp Rich Brown from Warwickshire Police said: “We are taking action every day to tackle drug crime in Warwickshire and it should serve as a clear warning to people involved in these offences that you should always be looking over your shoulder.”
Anyone with information that could help police with their ongoing enquiries can call 101. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.