Nearly 2kg of heroin found at North Shields house

Three people have been arrested and nearly two kilograms of heroin recovered after a police raid on an address in North Shields.

Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:04 am
Nearly 2kg of heroin recovered from a house in North Shields.

Since November last year, Northumbria Police’s Northern Neighbourhood Support Team has executed 20 warrants across North Tyneside and Northumberland to tackle local crime and drug dealing.

More than 55 suspects have been arrested and they added three more after executing a drugs warrant at a property on Chirton Lane, North Shields, following intelligence about suspected drug dealing.

During the warrant, police uncovered almost two kilograms of heroin, a taser and a quantity of other drugs and drug paraphernalia.

As part of the early morning warrant, two men, 39 and 40, were arrested and another man, 50, was also picked up by officers.

All three men were arrested on suspicion of possession and intent to supply.

Sergeant Peter Mcall, one of the lead officers on the operation, said: “I can’t speak highly enough of the officers involved in this ongoing police activity. They have dedicated so much time to ensuring communities remain safe and uncover suspected criminality.

“These recent warrants should reassure communities and reinforce our commitment to reducing drug supply and protecting the vulnerable.

“We will continue to gather information and take concerns from communities seriously and act on any information we receive.

“However, even with the recent success, we won’t become complacent and this police activity won’t stop.

“Our message to drug dealers is clear – if you’re participating in the supply of drugs, you can expect a knock on your door from us.”

All three men arrested have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any concerns or has information they would like to report should contact police via 101 or online on the Police’s website.