Police carry out property searches for drugs in Filey

Filey Neighbourhood Policing Team is clamping down on suspected drug dealers in the town.

By Louise Hollingsworth
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 11:31 am
Updated Thursday, 20th January 2022, 11:32 am
Police carry out property searches for drugs in Filey.
Police carry out property searches for drugs in Filey.

On January 16, Neighbourhood Policing Team officers worked with the Operational Support Unit and the Professional Development Unit to send out two drugs warrants to properties in Filey.

They were acting on a tip-off from the community about suspected drug-related activity in the area.

The officers searched an address on Muston Road, as well as vehicles and outbuildings.

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They seized various items believed to be connected to the supply of Class B drugs, including cannabis, cash, digital scales, clear zip bags and mobile phones. They also recovered an offensive weapon.

The occupant of the house was not there at the time of the warrant. He will be spoken to by officers in the coming days.

An address on Hindle Drive was also searched at the same time. A small quantity of cannabis was seized along with a grinder, scales and deal bags which will be destroyed.

A local man aged in his early 30s was issued with a cannabis warning.

Sergeant Vicky Quigley, of the Filey and Eastfied Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We will continue to take action against suspected drug dealers and make full use of the information that is provided to us by residents.

“Please don’t hesitate to let us know about your concerns. We are here to help and we’ll do everything we can to resolve such worrying issues.

"This is what neighbourhood policing is all about and it is very apt that we're in the middle of the national Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action right now."

Anyone with any information about suspected drug-related crime can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Call 999 if an emergency response is required.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or make a report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.