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Police seize drugs in Newquay 'after community concerns'

BBC Radio Cornwall

Police in Newquay say they executed drugs warrants simultaneously in a housing estate "as a result of community concerns over the supply and use of controlled drugs".

One man was arrested after officers executed three warrants on the Mayfield estate on Tuesday.

A quantity of suspected Class A and B drugs were seized during searches of properties in Hawkins Road, Mayfield Crescent and Trelawney Road, officers said.

Inspector Dave Meredith said the work was "sending a clear and robust message to persons involved in the supply and use of controlled drugs in Newquay".

Essex Police leave 'drugs are bad' note after stash found

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Drug dealer jailed for nearly three years

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

A drug dealer, who threw a parcel of cocaine from a car as he was chased by police, has been jailed for nearly three years.

Hummad Arif, 32, of Falmouth Gardens in Ilford, was arrested after police stopped his car in Honeypot Lane in Basildon in October.

The drugs were tested and found to contain eight grammes of cocaine.

Arif pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possession of cannabis.

He was jailed for 33 months at Basildon Crown Court.

Hummad Arif
Essex Police

Sgt Ben Woollard said: "We know where the drug dealers operate in our area and, no matter what time of day it is, we will be waiting for them as this case demonstrates."

BreakingEcstasy suspected in Sheffield woman's death

Oli Constable

BBC Radio Sheffield

A 22-year-old woman has died in hospital in Sheffield after taking what's believed to be ecstasy.

Glossop Road in Sheffield

The woman's family has been informed, although formal identification has yet to take place.

A second woman, who's 20, was also taken to hospital yesterday after suspected consumption of drugs and she remains seriously ill.

The women are believed to have been on separate nights out in the city when they became ill in the Glossop Road area.

Two people arrested in connection with the investigation, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, have been released while enquiries continue.