Man arrested for drugs offences following East Marsh ward walk

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences thanks to information from East Marsh residents.

Earlier this month our officers were joined on patrol by ward councillors, Neighbourhood Watch representatives, as well as staff from the fire service, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Engie and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Together they visited homes across the area and spoke to residents about any issues or concerns they had – as well as letting them know about action being taken to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour in the area.

Sergeant Dan Healey said: “We spend a lot of time out in the community speaking to people about what’s happening in their area and letting them know what we’re doing to help keep them safe. On this occasion we were given information about an address in Wellington Street which was linked to drug related crime. We visited the address and found a quantity of what we believe to be Spice and a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. He’s now been released under investigation, pending further enquiries, but it’s a really good example of how your information can really make a difference.”

Sgt Healey added: “This time we were joined by Coun Steve Beasant and Coun Kay Rudd and a number of other agencies, which was really useful. The main things that were raised with us were nuisance neighbours, fly tipping, drug dealing and unregistered houses of multiple occupancy (HOMO). By going out together like this we were not only able help people speak to the right agency to address their issue but see how we can work together to come up with long term solutions. The main concerns for us are around drug-related crime and antisocial behaviour. We know the effect that drugs and the associated crime and antisocial behaviour has on our communities and that’s why we do all we can to find, arrest and charge those we believe to be involved in this kind of offending. As well as proactively targeting addresses we believe are linked to drug-related crime, we are doing more patrols in areas where we believe there are issues to both reassure residents and act as a deterrent. My main plea to the community is to keep talking to us. We’re always better when we work together and your information is vital in helping us do this effectively.”

If you have anything you would like to raise with us, speak to our officers when they’re out and about, or call our non-emergency 101 line. If you’d rather not give your name, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

If someone’s in danger, always call 999.

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