Teen boy arrested in Mansfield suspected of dealing crack cocaine and heroin

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in Mansfield on suspicion of dealing crack cocaine and heroin.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 11:21 am
The boy has been released under investigationpending further enquiries.

Officers detained the boy after he ran away from in the Layton Burroughs area of the town on Monday.

A quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine and heroin was recovered.

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He was questioned on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The arrest was made by officers deployed to the area as part of Operation Scorpion, a force-wide operation to tackle knife crime.

Officers also found a carving knife in the Noel Street area of Mansfield during a weapons sweep on Monday.

The action follows the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on supsicion of drug dealing and another weapon being found in the Noel Street area on Saturday as part of the same operation.