Cash and suspected drugs seized from address in Selby
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North Yorkshire Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) based in Selby have worked with colleagues from the Operational Support Unit to execute a warrant in Barlby.
The team acted on intelligence and executed a warrant at an address on Olympia Crescent last week. On searching the address officers recovered a quantity of what is suspected to be a Class-A drug, cash and drugs paraphernalia.
A 47-year-old man was arrested at the address on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class-A drug. He was interviewed and later released under investigation.
Sergeant Richard Wood from the Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team commented:
“The trade in illegal drugs exploits the most vulnerable people in society and is frequently linked to serious and organised crime.
“We’re always working hard to remove drugs from the communities we serve and will continue to pro-actively work on operations to do this.
“ I would urge anyone who has any information in relation to drug use in their community to report it to the police.”
If you have any concerns or information about drugs in your community, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency, always call 999.
SPOT THE SIGNS
Cuckooing is the term given when drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person and use it at a base to sell and store drugs, often using violence and intimidation to achieve this. Cuckooing victims are often drug users themselves, or people who are vulnerable due to a mental or physical disability, their age or lifestyle, such as sex workers and single mothers.
So please look out for your vulnerable neighbours and report any concerns you have.
Signs of cuckooing to look out for include
Increased callers at a property at all times of the day or night
Increase in cars pulling up for short periods of time
Different accents at a property
Antisocial behaviour at a property
Not seeing the resident for long periods of time
Drug-related rubbish – small plastic bags, syringes
Windows covered or curtains closed for long periods
Unexplained or untreated injuries
Children are groomed and exploited to deal drugs on behalf of organised criminals. These are the signs to look out for:
Persistently going missing from school or home and / or being found out-of-area
Unexplained money, clothes, or mobile phones
Excessive receipt of texts / phone calls
Relationships with controlling / older individuals or groups
Leaving home / care without explanation
Suspicion of physical assault / unexplained injuries
Significant decline in school results / performance
Gang association or isolation from peers or social networks
Self-harm or significant changes in emotional well-being
Travelling long distances on public transport - is it term time? Should they be in school? Are they paying high cost fares with cash?
Anyone with concerns about county lines can speak to their local police on 101 or call 999 in an emergency. If you’d rather stay anonymous you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you are a young person who is worried about being involved in county lines, or knows someone who is, you can speak to an adult and let them know how you feel.
You can also contact www.fearless.org who allow you to pass on information about crime anonymously.
You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 – they are a private and confidential service where you can talk to counsellors about anything that is worrying you.
Get help for drug addiction
North Yorkshire Rise – young people's specialist drug and alcohol service- freephone 08000 14 14 80 (option 2).
North Yorkshire Horizons - adult specialist drug and alcohol service - freephone 08000 14 14 80 – nyhorizons.org.uk
Changing Lives - City of York Drug and Alcohol Service - 01904 464 680 - changing-lives.org.uk/services/drug-alcohol/york-drug-alcohol-support-services/