Three arrested after drugs raid on homes

New sergeant for Halifax North and East neighbourhood policing team, Sgt Dionne Stratford 2242
New sergeant for Halifax North and East neighbourhood policing team, Sgt Dionne Stratford 2242
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THREE people were arrested when police raided three Halifax homes looking for drugs.

Officers swooped on houses in Turner Avenue North in Illingworth and Bracewell Grove and Ovenden Way in Ovenden on Friday night.

They found suspected cannabis plants and arrested a 30-year-old man, a 25-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of producing cannabis.

The 30-year-old man was charged with producing cannabis, the 25-year-old man was cautioned and the woman was released without charge.

The operation was led by Halifax north and east neighbourhood policing team and involved 40 officers from West Yorkshire Police’s operations support division, a drugs dog, special constables and neighbourhood policing team officers from across Calderdale.

The police were also working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, Pennine Housing and Calderdale Council.

Sergeant Dionne Stratford, who organised the raids, said; “Calderdale Police are strongly committed to tackling crime, in this instance the production and distribution of Class B drugs.”

She said officers are keen to listen to people’s concerns about drug-related crime and urged people to pass on any information that they have so they can act on it.

Anyone with information about drugs or other crime can call their neighbourhood team on 0845 6060606 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.