Police in Edlington say they hope crime in the area will be permanently decreased, following drugs busts that have now led to criminal charges.
Warranted searches at number of Edlington properties, carried out by police, have led to the seizure of thousands of pounds of class A drugs, cannabis cultivations and a number of charges being brought against a suspected drugs gang.
Since the arrests took place in March this year crime has fallen in Edlington and Warmsworth, with the number of reported incidents falling from 155 in April to 119 in June, polcie say.
Officers have deployed extra resources into the area, and believe that this, coupled with the drugs charges brought against a number of people in the area, could lead to a more of a ‘long-term fix’ for problems in Edlington.
Sergeant for the South West Safer Neighbourhoods area, Richard Vernon, said “We patrol areas such as the Royal Estate a number of times a day to ensure our presence is felt in the area. “Crime in Edlington has lowered over the last few months, but we know there are still some issues. The problem we face is people who don’t want to give us their name or go on the record when they tell us what’s going on. We urge people to report any and all crime they see happening.”