The public’s help remains key to the police fight against drugs in Haverhill

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The ongoing police operations to reduce the amount of drugs being peddled in Haverhill has resulted in ten warrants being carried out in the past three months.

Since mid-February police have raided the properties at various addresses in Haverhill, making eight arrests and confiscating drugs and cash.

The most recent raid took place in Camps Road on May 4 when one male was arrested for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, or the suspicion of.

Several of those arrested are on police bail while forensic tests are carried out on the drugs and cash.

The Locality Inspector for Haverhill and Sudbury, Insp Danny Cooper, said the police are dealing with the drugs issues in three main ways; targeting drug dealers from outside Haverhill; targeting local dealers and supporting vulnerable people such as addicts whose homes are moved into by dealers and used as a base for their business, leaving the addict unable to leave the address and too ‘intimated’ to do anything about it.

The help of the public remains key to the police being able to bring drug dealers to justice, as Insp Cooper explained: “The warrants have been intelligence based and they’ve been carried out by various resources.

“We’ve got the Scorpion team based in Bury, the Special Constable Tactical Support Team led by Special Insp David Hawse and local officers as well.

“We do respond when people phone in with information and we’ve seen evidence of that.

“Although people might not see immediate action, their information might form part of the jigsaw that allows us to get a warrant, so really we are looking for corroboration of information.”