Horden raids tackle suspected drug dealers


​Police have targeted four addresses in Horden this morning in a crackdown on suspected drug dealers.

Today’s operation was aimed at tackling the supply of controlled drugs on the East Coast of County Durham.

Thirty five police officers executed Magistrates Search Warrants at four addresses using intelligence gathered from the local community. Police targeted subjects who are believed to be selling controlled drugs at street level, some of whom are suspected of being part of an Organised Crime Group.

As a direct result of today’s action Police have arrested four people and seized a quantity of drugs and cash enquiries still continue as those arrested are currently being interviewed.

Insp Blakelock of Peterlee Neighbourhood policing team said, “We continue to work closely with the community to listen to their concerns. We executed several warrants in December and today sees more action against those who feel it acceptable to blight our community through crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour.

“What I want to make clear is that we work closely with partner agencies to tackle crime from all angles whether it be tenancy enforcement or children’s services. This ensures we not only tackle the crime, but look further into the family dynamics.

“We want to make sure children grow up in a community that is safe and free from harm.  I encourage the community to give us the intelligence and can contact us directly via 101 or using Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111”