A 43-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested following a series of early morning drugs raids in Stratford and Shipston.
A total of eight people were arrested on Tuesday (June 9) in Warwickshire and the West Midlands during the co-ordinated operation to tackle the organised supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
As part of Operation Southall, four of the warrants were carried out in Wolverhampton with one each carried out in Dudley, Shipston and Stratford.
A 43-year-old man from Stratford was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
DCI Ally Wright said: “This action is part of an ongoing investigation, which was commenced by the Serious Organised Crime Unit of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police 18 months ago.
“The investigation is focused on the supply of crack cocaine and heroin from the West Midlands city of Wolverhampton into the Warwickshire town of Stratford by what we believe to be an organised crime group.
“I hope our robust enforcement activity reassures the community that we are committed to tackling the supply of illegal drugs.
“Those involved in the use and supply of illegal drugs, or people thinking about getting involved, should also take notice of our no tolerance approach.
“I would like to thank West Midlands Police for their support in this operation.”
More than 60 officers were involved in executing the warrants including Warwickshire Police’s new Chief Constable Martin Jelley.
Anyone who has any information about the use and supply of illegal drugs can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.