Op Community: Three drugs warrants executed in Chelmsford
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Warrants have been executed at two residential addresses and a business unit in Chelmsford as part of ongoing investigations into the importation and distribution of illegal drugs.
Officers from the Chelmsford Community Policing Team (CPT), Op Raptor and the Operational Support Group (OSG) carried out simultaneous strikes at houses in Chelmer Village and Widford under the Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act.
This was followed a search of a unit at an industrial estate in the Highwood area of the city.
The operation was led by PC Adam Burns of Chelmsford CPT, who said:
“Drug dealing causes harm and misery in our communities, and we are creating a hostile environment for those who are profiting from it.
“The trade in illegal drugs helps to fund criminal networks, exploits the most vulnerable people in society and is frequently linked to serious violence.
“We will continue to build our intelligence picture and I would appeal to members of the public to continue reporting criminal and anti-social behaviour.
“Information about car number plates, names, CCTV and doorbell images is all useful knowledge that will help us to target those responsible.”
The warrants formed part of Op Community, a new initiative that will see significant numbers of officers from all areas of the force taking part in days of action to combat issues raised by local people in every district across the county.
This enhanced engagement and crime prevention operation takes a proactive approach that emphasises listening to the local community, problem-solving, and investigating all concerns to achieve positive outcomes.
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