Three men have been arrested in Sudbury in connection with drug offences.
At around 11.15am on Wednesday, July 15, officers from the Scorpion and Sentinel proactive teams were deployed in the town developing intelligence from members of the public, which led to the arrest of a 36-year-old man in Walnut Tree Lane in the town.
The man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He has since been released under investigation.
Following the arrest, officers from Sudbury SNT and the Scorpion team carried out a search of a property in Stour Street, Sudbury, where two men from London were arrested.
Officers also found paraphernalia believed to be associated with the supply and control of Class A drug dealing.
A 19-year-old man from the Wembley area and an 18-year-old man from the Greenford area were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying Class A drugs and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
The pair were both bailed with conditions to return on August 4.
From the arrests, safeguarding and vulnerability concerns were raised which are now being followed up by police.
The arrests are part of an ongoing, multi-agency operation into tackling drug dealing within the Sudbury area.
Inspector Kevin Horton said: “We are determined to address local drug dealing and to support vulnerable members of our community. We are very thankful for the support of the local community. Successful operations such as this show just how important any and all information we receive from members of the public is in helping us arrest those responsible and preventing further criminality.”
If you have information about drug use in your community please contact your local policing team via firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org