SIX people arrested following a drugs raid in Leamington have been released pending further investigation.
A team of 25 officers swooped in on homes in Tachbrook Court and Tachbrook Road and seized what was thought to be crack, cocaine and a quantity of cash on Wednesday morning (February 28).
At the Tachbrook Court address, a 22-year-old men from Leamington, and 22-year-old man from Warwick, were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and one also on suspicion of possession of class B and C drugs.
The four people at the Tachbrook Road property included a 23-year-old woman from Warwick, a 31-year-old man from Warwick, and a 29-year-old man from Leamington, all arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, and a 36-year-old woman from Leamington, arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs.
Sgt Ross Kirby said: “The warrants are part of a wider intelligence-led operation aimed at disrupting drug dealing in Leamington.
“Often referred to as ‘county lines’, dealers develop networks to bring drugs into the town from larger cities. This raid is part of an investigation into drugs coming in from Coventry and Birmingham.
“These criminals often exploit vulnerable people, either getting them to sell drugs or using their house a base from which to deal – this is known as cuckooing.”
Anyone with information about suspected drug dealing should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.