TWO men have been arrested following police raids at homes in the Southbrook area of Daventry.
Officers from Operation Fragment and the Daventry Neighbourhood Policing Team executed search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Hood Road and Benbow Close on Wednesday (January 24).
A 38-year-old man, arrested at the Benbow Close address on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, has been released under investigation after a quantity of cannabis and other drug paraphernalia were found.
No further action has been taken against a 37-year-old man arrested at the Hood Road property on suspicion of possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.
The warrants were executed as part of the annual Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action, which aims to highlight the work neighbourhood officers, Police Community Support Officers and volunteers do in their communities.
Daventry Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Josh Ellard said: “These warrants and respective arrests are a testament to the local neighbourhood policing team’s commitment to deal with criminality in our local communities.
“Community information is vitally important, and this is a prime example of how we can work together with our partners and residents to take positive action against issues affecting them.
“Operation Fragment was established in response to the increase in youth-related anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, and violence on the Southbrook Estate in Daventry.
“One of the core issues Operation Fragment seeks to tackle is the drug dealing activity in the area and I would urge anyone who has concerns about drug dealing within their local communities to keep reporting suspicious activity to us.”
Report concerns about drug dealing or any other illegal activities in Northamptonshire at www.northants.police.uk/ro or by calling 101.