More than 50 people have now been arrested as the result of a major operation to crack down on drugs in Wolverhampton.
Several raids have taken place in recent weeks as part of “Wolverhampton No Deal” and a number of people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
Currently the total number of arrests since the start of the operation two weeks ago is 54 and several people have been arrested in Wednesfield and surrounding areas.
Wolverhampton Police Detective Chief Inspector Paul Drover, who is leading the operation, said: “This activity has taken the total number of arrests above 50 and continues our commitment to tackling drug use and supply across the city.
“Drugs can have a huge impact on our local communities and residents are affected not only by the drug dealing and use itself but also by the associated disorder and anti-social behaviour that often occurs.
“We are continuing to work with partners in Wolverhampton who are talking to drug users and offering them help to kick their habits and to turn their lives around once and for all.
“We have seen some people already come forward to seek help to find a way out of drug addiction and we hope that more will take that opportunity over the coming months.”
Police community support officers (PCSOs) have been distributing leaflets to let residents know why the raids have taken place and encouraging them to come forward with any information that may help the police.
Anyone who may have information relating to drug dealing in their area should contact their local officers on 101. Alternatively, anyone who does not wish to speak to police can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.
For more information on No Deal visit: www.wolverhamptonpolice.org.uk