Two people have been arrested after police officers executed two drugs warrants in Maidstone this morning.
On the morning of 9 November, officers from the Maidstone neighbourhood policing team, assisted by a drugs dog, carried out warrants in Scotney Gardens, in St Peters Street, and in Dickens Road in Ringlestone.
In Scotney Gardens, a 24 year-old man from Maidstone was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis. Police officers also seized a significant amount of cannabis, and a convertible BMW car was also seized.
Officers then moved on to an address in Dickens Road, where a 32 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin, after a number of wraps of heroin were found and seized.
Police Constable James Arnold from Kent Police, who coordinated the operation, said: 'Drugs tend to go hand in hand with other offences in the area, such as theft, and anti-social behaviour. Making arrests and seizing drugs, as we have done today, keeps the pressure on people who are involved in drug crime in Maidstone and we will be keeping up that pressure.'
PC Arnold continued: 'On many occasions, action like this is as a result of information we receive from the community and the feedback we have received from local residents today has been overwhelmingly positive. We are very grateful for the support we receive from the public, and I would encourage people to continue to report suspicious behaviour to us so we can deprive drugs dealers of trade in Maidstone.'
Posted on: 9 November 2012