Heroin and cocaine worth £80,000 seized by police in Doncaster raids

A stash of heroin and cocaine worth £80,000 has been seized by the police after raids in Doncaster.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 7:14 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 7:16 am

The Class A drugs were found in an operation which saw homes on Acacia Road and Primrose Place, Cantley, raided on Wednesday, December 11.

Five arrests were made over the discovery of the Class A drugs, with four men and a woman, aged between 23 and 79, arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

The raids were the work of South Yorkshire Police’s ‘Operation Fortify’ team, which is tackling organised crime and drug dealing in Doncaster.

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Acacia Road, Cantley, Doncaster

Officers found a bag containing two large blocks, believed to be cocaine and heroin, in the house raided on Acacia Road.

Acting Detective Inspector Lee Wilson said: “This latest result for the Fortify team is testament to the hard work that has been ongoing for a number of months.

“The Cantley community told us they are tired of the detrimental effect serious and organised crime has on their area and we have acted.

“We want Cantley to be a safer place to live and work, and our efforts to identify and apprehend organised crime groups are having a really positive effect.

“Organised criminals operating in the area, and their associated criminality, bring misery to residents. We’re here to tackle it and we’re here to stay, but we need the help and support of the public.”

The five suspects arrested over the drugs found this week have been released under investigation as police enquiries continue.