Drugs, weapons and cash seized from two Netherton homes
Earlier this morning (21 May) officers from Dudley raided two addresses on Spring Meadow Road, Netherton under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Many items were found inside a shed at the back of the two properties including an electroshock weapon, knuckle dusters, a machete and pepper spray.
A large amount of cannabis was found and cash has been seized because we suspect the funds have been generated by dealing illegal drugs.
A 31-year-old man from Dudley has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and firearms offences. He is currently in police custody and will be questioned in due course.
Dudley Neighbourhood Policing Manager, Inspector Pete Sandhu said: “Warrants and arrests like this are made possible because of the excellent information we receive from the community as well as the incredible work of our intelligence teams.
“Piecing together existing intelligence we had about drug dealing in the Netherton area we were able to take action that has resulted in us securing a haul of vital evidence, weapons, drugs and a significant amount of cash.
“Without the support of the public it is difficult to get the intelligence we need to carry out targeted disruption of suspected criminals operating in our communities. But when people do speak up the results can be fantastic.”
Chief Inspector Philip Cape oversees officers who are working hard to tackle organised crime in the West Midlands.
He added: “We have intelligence teams who are gathering information around the clock and who are then feeding it into neighbourhood teams to execute warrants.
“Our disruption of suspected organised criminals will not stop and if you have information about drug dealing in your community then please get in touch.”
Information from the public is crucial in our fight against drug dealing and associated crime.
We would urge anyone who has suspicions about drug dealing to contact us via Live Chat at our website www.west-midlands.police.uk or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.