Police find drugs and weapons in Colburn raid

Three men have been arrested after police seized a significant amount of drugs and weapons.

Officers used a search warrant to enter a house in Colburn where they discovered suspected class-A drugs and cannabis.

They also recovered knuckle dusters and a baton, as well as a quantity of cash, at the address during the operation yesterday.

Further bags of cannabis with a significant street value were discovered in a vehicle linked to the address.

Three men, aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s, were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including possession with intent to supply drugs, being concerned in the supply of drugs and possessing offensive weapons. They were taken into custody.

They have since been released under investigation so enquiries can continue, including laboratory analysis of the substances.

Richmondshire Inspector Martin Metcalfe said: “This was a very successful operation which has taken a large quantity of drugs and dangerous weapons off our streets.

“I hope it sends a very clear message that we’re not messing about – when we have reason to suspect drugs are being dealt, doors will go in and arrests will be made. There are no warnings and exceptions.

“It’s the latest in a series of intelligence-led operations where we’ve used warrants to enter properties and seize illegal substances, knives and other items associated with crime and violence. If you’re dealing drugs in North Yorkshire, you can expect this to happen to you.”



Insp Metcalfe added: “I’d urge anyone who has information about possible drug dealing in their community to tell us by using the ‘report it’ link on the front page of our website or calling us on 101.

“By working together, we’ll be able to confiscate even more drugs and weapons and ensure those responsible are identified and dealt with robustly.”