Police arrest three in Whitby suspected of supplying drugs

Three people in Whitby have been arrested in a joint operation targeting the supply of drugs between West Yorkshire and Scarborough.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:25 pm

Two men, aged 33 and 25, and a woman, 23, were arrested in Whitby on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

The 33 year old has been released under investigation, the rest remain in custody and were arrested as part of a joint policing operation into the alleged supply of drugs from Kirklees into Scarborough.

Following an operation in Huddersfield, a man aged 22 was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and a 22 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Both were also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after officers recovered a firearm from the property.

Police arrested three in Whitby.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright of Scarborough and Ryedale Command, said: “Drug dealing and the exploitation of vulnerable people associated with it remains a major priority for North Yorkshire Police.

“Working closely across the region with colleagues in other forces and agencies is vital if we are to disrupt the organised criminals who travel across borders to target North Yorkshire’s towns and cities. Today’s action is one of a number of operations over several months to target drug dealing in the Scarborough area"

Reports of criminal activity in communities can be made in complete anonymity to the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.