Man and woman arrested in Richmond drugs raid

Police have arrested a man and a woman on drug dealing offences after a raid on a house in Richmond this morning.

Officers also seized a BMW and thousands of pounds in cash after executing the warrant.

They also found new designer clothes and mobile phones worth thousands at the home in the Reeth Road area of the town.

All have been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The man and woman at the address, who are both in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing class A and B drugs with intent to supply them.

Officers entered the house in an operation led by Richmondshire’s neighbourhood policing team.

Richmondshire neighbourhood policing Inspector Martin Metcalfe said: “This was a significant operation which has been welcomed by the local community.

“They’re very supportive of our work to tackle drug dealing and the damage it inflicts on communities.

“Drug offences in Richmondshire and the rest of North Yorkshire are much lower than the national average. But if you’re involved in dealing drugs, let me be very clear – there will be more warrants and more arrests.

“You won’t know anything about it until one day your door goes in and within a matter of seconds your house will be full of police officers.

“So remember – we’re coming after you and we will catch you.”

North Yorkshire Police uses information provided by the community to tackle drug offences. If you have information, click the ‘Report’ link on the front page of the North Yorkshire Police website.

You can also contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, selecting option 1, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.