Drugs arrests

Multiple arrests and charges made following drugs operations across county

Eight people have been arrested following proactive pre-planned drugs operations across the county over the weekend. Six of those appeared in court yesterday (24 July).

Male, aged 30, from the West Midlands, was arrested in Burton and later charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply. Male was remanded in custody.

Further arrests in Burton involved a trio from the West Midlands. Male, aged 49, was charged with supplying Class A drugs, possession of cannabis, vehicle offences and being possession of an imitation firearm. Female, aged 31, and Male, aged 24, were both charged with supplying Class A drugs and being in possession of an imitation firearm. All three appeared in Cannock magistrates yesterday.

In addition, a 28-year-old man from Burton was arrested for two knife point robberies in the area, one at the Jet petrol station on Stanton Road on Friday evening and the other at The Money Shop on Station Street on Saturday afternoon. He remains in police custody.

In Stoke-on-Trent a 27 year old from London was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine. 27 year old appeared in magistrates yesterday at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Male, aged 28, from Etruria Vale Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and driving offences. Male, aged 20, from Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine. Both appeared in magistrates yesterday at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

All these arrests and subsequent charges are indicative of the good work being carried out by Staffordshire Police in relation to drugs offences.