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Police crack down on street drug deals

Dennis Wood, complaining that the police are doing nothing about drug dealing on Iona Street, Boothtown

Dennis Wood, complaining that the police are doing nothing about drug dealing on Iona Street, Boothtown

A Boothtown pensioner who said his community was plagued by street drug dealings said police have now done something about the problem and illegal dealings have now stopped.

Dennis Wood, 69, of Boothtown Road, complained that drug dealings were going on in nearby Iona Street, day and night - and that the problem had been going on for years and nobody seemed to be doing anything about it.

Mr Wood and other residents had previously contacted the police and Halifax MP Linda Riordan to express their dismay at the situation.

After contacting the Courier, Mr Wood said police have now tackled the problem and he has seen no activity of street drug dealings.

“Police arrests have made a big difference to our community - our lives are no longer in turmoil because of street drug dealings in our neighbourhood,” said Mr Wood.

Following publication, Halifax police made arrests over the supply of class A and B drugs. Two men, aged 35 and 45 were arrested and one was evicted from his home.

Halifax Neighbourhood Inspector Colin Skeath, said: “We have been working closely with the community and landlords to tackle drug dealing. Drug dealing or misuse will not be tolerated in any shape or form.”

Mr Skeath asked for anyone with information about drug dealing to call police on 101.

 

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