Police swoop on Forest Town alleyways as suspected drug dealers are detained

Mansfield police stepped up patrols in the alleyways of Forest Town over the weekend after detaining two suspected drug offenders in the space of 24 hours.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:23 pm

Officers carried out additional patrols in the area on Saturday and Sunday evenings – paying particular attention to alleys where they had been informed of suspicious behaviour.

The first suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested just off Holly Road shortly before 7pm on Saturday, March 27.

He was found in possession of several different wraps of cannabis and around £160 in cash.

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Police swooped on alleyways off Holly Road in Forest Town.

The youth has since been released under investigation while the contents of his phone are examined.

Police returned to the area the following afternoon and found another 16-year-old boy in possession of cannabis.

He was interviewed under caution and released under investigation

PC Pete Gardiner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “People in this area are telling us they are concerned about drug related crime and we are listening.

"On Saturday and Sunday members of the local Mansfield North beat team conducted patrols around the Forest Town estates – paying especially close attention to the alleyways and passageways.

“Drug-related crime blights communities and can also have a very significant impact on vulnerable young people. We’ll never accepts drug use and drug dealing on our streets and will be continuing these very visible patrols throughout the coming weeks.”

Anyone who is concerned about drug crime in their neighbourhood should contact Nottinghamshire Police on the non-emergency number, 101.

Folk can also contact officers online to let them know when and where it is happening.

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