Man arrested in Huddersfield drugs raid


Police have raided a commercial premises in Fartown as part of an investigation into class A drug dealing.

Detectives and officers from Viper- West Yorkshire Police’s offensive against the county’s most prolific criminals- raided the shop on Bradford Road at 1.45pm Thursday.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and was found to be in possession of a knife and 20 wraps of suspected class A drug heroin.

He remains in custody and is being held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, and immigration offences.

Officers entered the premises under the Misuse of Drugs Act following information that drug dealing may have occurred on or around the premises.

Detective Sergeant Damian Roebuck said: “This operation was about responding to information we have received from the public and doing something about it.

“The investigation is at an early stage but the seizure of a significant amount of suspected class A heroin means it’s no longer available on the local market, which makes our local communities safer.”