Two arrested in Leamington drugs raids

Heroin and cannabis have been discovered by police during early morning raids of properties in Leamington.

Officers from Warwickshire’s force worked with West Mercia Police’s firearms team during the operation on March 26 at the houses in High Street, Warneford Mews and Clemens Street.

They recovered a quantity of drugs believed to be heroin and cannabis and arrested two men, one of whom was given a caution for possession of a class A drug and the other was fined £80 for possession of a class B drug.

A third man was arrested for an offence relating to proceeds from crime and was later released on bail.

The raids were part of Operation X, which is designed to disrupt criminal activity in three priority policing areas (PPA) in Leamington, Rugby and Nuneaton - where the most crime occurs in the county.

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Sgt Dan Salt from the PPA team said: “This is a good example of how the police are working at all hours of the day to protect the public from harm. Our three PPA teams are focused on disrupting crime and catching criminals and this is a example of how we are achieving this by working with partners such as West Mercia police and local communities.”