Four arrested after drugs raid in York
Four people have been arrested after a drugs raid in York this morning (Friday, 21 May).
Two men and two women were taken into custody after police targeted a home in the Tang Hall area.
Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s proactive drugs team, Operation Expedite and the Operational Support Unit, took part in the operation.
They were carrying out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
All four suspects were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and remain in police custody for questioning as the investigation continues.
Officers also seized a quantity of drugs and several mobile phones.
‘Please report suspicious activity’
Members of the public are urged to report any suspicious activity about drug dealing in their neighbourhood to the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are also urging people to report any signs that someone they know is being exploited by criminals and forced to work for them.
This can include what is known as ‘cuckooing’, where drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person – who are often drug users themselves – and use it to store and sell drugs.
Signs of “cuckooing” include:
- Increased callers at a property
- Increase in cars pulling up for short periods of time
- Different accents at a property
- Increased antisocial behaviour at a property
- Not seeing the resident for long periods of time
- Unfamiliar vehicles at the property
- Windows covered or curtains closed for long periods
- Communal doors propped open.
And these are the signs that a young person is being exploited by drug gangs:
- Unexplained money, clothes, or mobile phones
- Excessive receipt of texts / phone calls
- Relationships with controlling / older individuals or groups
- Leaving home / care without explanation
- Suspicion of physical assault / unexplained injuries
- Carrying weapons
- Significant decline in school results / performance
- Gang association or isolation from peers or social networks
- Self-harm or significant changes in emotional well-being