Police working to tackle drug problems in Eastwood

Proactive policing is helping tackle an ongoing drug problem in Eastwood.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 3:04 pm
The police have been involved in warrant enforcements at Eastwood as part of Operation Hadar

Inspector Simon Riley, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the Broxtowe borough, said: “Targeting and disrupting the illegal drug trade in and around Eastwood, along with associated offences of violence and anti-social behaviour, remains one of our local policing priorities.

“Our proactive Operation Hadar has already made a big impact as part of our ongoing work to clamp down on drug dealing. The operation’s success has included arrests and seizures, stopping this activity at source and preventing drugs from being sold on the streets.

“One of our recent significant arrests resulted in Nathan Cope, 28, of Nottingham Road, Eastwood, pleading guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply in April.

“He was found with 52 wraps of cocaine with a weight of around three grams and 70 wraps of heroin with an approximate weight of eight grams."

Broxtowe’s dedicated Operation Reacher team has been involved in warrant enforcements at Eastwood as part of Operation Hadar.

Insp Riley said: “We know that drug supply is a massive concern in the community which is why we’re so committed to tackling the issue and dealing robustly with offenders.

“Drugs blight our communities and we know the significant negative impact they have on people’s lives. The selling of drugs is often linked to violence on our streets and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

“We will not tolerate this and will continue to disrupt the activities of those involved and work hard to bring them to justice.

"I hope the positive impact and results we're achieving reassures the public of our determination to make our streets safer.

"Our work to reduce the supply of drugs in Broxtowe continues and we encourage the community to talk to us regarding any concerns or suspicions they may have regarding drugs-related criminality.

“Community intelligence is vital to helping us rid the streets of drugs. I’d urge anyone with information about drug supply in Eastwood or the wider Broxtowe borough to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.”