Prescription drugs recovered during police raid

A large quantity of prescription drugs have been recovered in a police raid on a shop.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 10:26 am
News from Northumbria Police

Police found a large amount of drugs including diazepam tablets, Viagra, testosterone and nicotine aids after executing a warrant at Lifestyle Express, in Netherton Avenue, North Shields, on Tuesday.

Neil Armsworth, Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, said: “This day of action is an excellent example of community driven policing and was a direct result of the concerns expressed to us by local residents.

“Drugs cause misery in communities and the people targeting the vulnerable and most at risk with drugs supply will be identified and dealt with.

“The public are our eyes and ears and we will always act on what is passed to us, as this demonstrates.

“Anyone who has information about suspected crime and disorder in their community can speak with their local officers, anonymously if necessary so we can take appropriate action.”

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with concerns or information to help can contact police on 101.