Date of Incident: 01 Jan 0001 12:00AM
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As part of Operation ImpACT officers from the new Chester Local Policing Unit have today, Thursday July 9, conducted four drugs warrants at addresses across the city.
As a result of the operation two men and have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs, they are currently being dealt with in custody.
The warrants were conducted at addresses on Birch Road, Lache, Sycamore Drive, Lache, and two at addresses on Dawpool Court, Upton, following information received from members of the public.
As a result of the warrants officers have also seized a large amount of Class A and B drugs along with quantity of cash.
Chief Inspector Paul Williams, from Chester LPU, said:
"As the Chief Inspector for the new Chester LPU I will be taking a robust approach to tackling drug crime across Chester.
“The corrosive effect that drug abuse and associated criminality has on our communities is well known, and I am committed to tackling the problem and targeting those involved.
“Today’s operation reinforces my commitment to targeting people who undermine our communities and bring misery to residents through their involvement in organised crime and illegal drugs.
"This sort of behaviour has a major impact on local communities. It is an issue that I take extremely seriously and as we move forward I want to ensure residents that I will devote all the resources I can to tracing those responsible and disrupting their behaviour."
"Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. I would urge anyone with any information in relation to drug use and supply in Chester to get in touch on 101, or alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Officers taking part in the operation were also joined by Cheshire Police Chief Constable Simon Byrne and the leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council Sam Dixon who shadowed officers from Chester LPU as they conducted the warrants across Chester.