Four people have been arrested during warrants today (Wednesday 16 June) as part of a police investigation into the organised supply of Class A and B drugs in Winsford.
Officers raided three addresses - Dart Walk in Winsford, St Pauls Close in Crewe and Dee Way in Winsford following an eight month investigation by Northwich Proactive CID.
A 43-year-old man from Winsford was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supply of class A and B drugs, possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B and transferring criminal property under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A 28-year-old man, from Winsford was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and transferring criminal property under Proceeds of Crime Act.
A 32-year-old woman, from Winsford, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and transferring criminal property under Proceeds of Crime Act
A 20-year-old man, from Northwich, was arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B, possession of Class B and possession Class A drugs.
All are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.
A quantity of drugs and cash have been seized from a property in Winsford.
Detective Constable Mark Sherratt, of Northwich Proactive CID, said: “The warrants today have culminated from months of investigation, disrupting the misery this gang has brought to the nearby community.
“In addition to the arrests and warrants, we were also able to secure a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) warrant at the Dart Walk address, we were able to seize any items of substantial worth believed to have been funded by crime and this truly proves that crime doesn’t pay.
“We will do all we can to pursue those who think they can get away with dealing illegal drugs in our community.”
Chief Inspector of Northwich Local Policing Unit, Gary Smith said: “The arrests today are a great result for the residents of Winsford, organised crime will not be tolerated, and today we are sending a clear message to anyone believed to be involved in organised crime that we will come into your home, arrest you and remove all your ill-gotten gains.
“I would like to thank DC Sherratt and the rest of Proactive CID at Northwich for the months of hard work they have put in to gather the evidence that will enable us to dismantle this criminal network.
“I want to reassure the public we are doing all we can to crackdown on organised crime groups who are operating in Winsford – these warrants being a prime example of this.
“As the Policing Commander for Winsford, I can assure you that there will be further activity of this nature and we won’t stop until organised crime does not exist in Winsford.
“I would like to also appeal to the local community that if anyone has any information about illegal drug activity or any other criminal activity taking place in Winsford then they should report it to Cheshire Police on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and we will do the rest.”