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 Cocaine worth £40,000 seized in Darlington drug raid


​Cocaine with a street value of around £40,000 has been seized from a property in Darlington.

Police raided a house on Roseberry Street yesterday morning (October 7) and seized around a kilogram of cocaine, along with a quantity of cash.

A hydraulic press, believed to be used in the processing of cocaine, as well as a knuckleduster and a baseball bat were also found in the property.

A man and a woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and taken to police custody.

They were interviewed by officers and have since been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

The warrant was led by the Serious Crime Unit with assistance from the neighbourhood policing team and response unit.

Sergeant James Woodcock, from the neighbourhood policing team, said: “This joint warrant has helped to remove a large quantity of Class A drugs from the streets of Darlington.

“I hope it action sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate criminality of this nature in our force area, and we will take action to dismantle, disrupt and destroy supply networks.

“Drugs are a blight on our communities, and intelligence from members of the public is key to enable us to tackle this type of crime.

“We would urge anyone who has any information on potential drug dealing in their area to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact Durham Constabulary on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.