Crawley premises raided by police - drugs and cash seized and six arrested

Six people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences by police officers who searched premises in Crawley.

Sussex Police say that officers seized various drugs and cash in Gossops Parade and continued their investigation with a search of a house in Lavant Close on Friday (December 7).

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Three men, two aged 25 and one aged 23, from Crawley and Sutton, were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A - other and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A - cocaine.

They were bailed to January 4.

A 23-year-old man from South Croydon was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A - cocaine and possession of a controlled drug of class B - cannabis.

He was bailed to January 3.

A 22-year-old man from Horsham was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A - other.

He was bailed to January 3.

A 25-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A - other and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A - cocaine.

Bailed to January 4.

A 25-year-old man from Sutton was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin.

He was bailed to January 3.

Sussex Police add in their statement that proactive and robust action is being taken to disrupt the supply of drugs in Crawley and these are the latest in the on-going operation to target suspected drug dealers’ homes and vehicles.

Crawley policing commander, Chief Inspector Rosie Ross, said: “We are committed to targeting people supplying class A drugs in this area, making sure they are held to account for their actions, and reducing the significant community harm which is caused.

“We have listened to the concerns of the community around issues with drugs and violence in Crawley and have put a number of resources in place as a deterrent. We have been conducting house warrants on a regular basis where a number of arrests have been made and large quantities of drugs seized.

“We will continue our partnership work with Crawley Borough Council, community wardens, community safety teams and our local MP to disrupt them.”

Anyone with information or suspicions about drug supply or dealing can report by email to 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Oxide. You can also report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If a crime is happening, please dial 999.

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