A police raid at a property in Scunthorpe uncovered class A drugs worth £6,000 as well as a large sum of cash.
Officers targeted the home in Messingham Road as part of the ongoing force-wide Operation Shield. The operation is targeting crime hotspots, bringing down gangs and seizing drugs and weapons.
Gavin Heaton, 46, of Messingham Road, was arrested at the scene and appeared at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “A 46-year-old man has been charged and an estimated £5,000 – £6,000 worth of what are believed to be Class A drugs have been seized after Operation Shield executed a misuse of drugs act warrant on Messingham Road in Scunthorpe yesterday (Tuesday, October 3).
“Gavin Heaton, of Messingham Road in Scunthorpe was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, and upon searching the property, officers also discovered £1,000 in cash. He was remanded into custody to appear at this morning.”
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So far, Operation Shield which has seen 262 arrests from 43 warrants, where 60 people have been charged with various offences. Other seizures as part of the wider operation include:
- Five cars and one motorbike
- Large quantities of Class A and Class B drugs
- An industrial press to be used in the production of drugs
- Three suspected firearms
- Thousands of pounds worth of cash
- Multiple devices including mobile phones, tablets and laptops
- Over 50 high value items such as designer clothing with an anticipated value of over £25k
- Designer watches and jewellery
- Numerous tractor GPS equipment recovered
The force spokesperson added: “We encourage members of the public to report any concerns or suspicions around what is happening in your area. You can speak to our officers or contact us via our non-emergency number 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, don’t forget you can also report via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe