Four arrested after Royston bust uncovers class A drugs haul

PUBLISHED: 09:57 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 05 October 2017

Officers arrested three men and a 16-year-old boy after drugs were found at a home in Royston. Picturre: Herts police

Officers arrested three men and a 16-year-old boy after drugs were found at a home in Royston. Picturre: Herts police

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A group of three men and a boy have been arrested after a large haul of suspected class A drugs were found in Royston on Tuesday.

The door to the home was found to be barricaded when police entered. Picturre: Herts police The door to the home was found to be barricaded when police entered. Picturre: Herts police

Police executed a warrant at an address in Blake Close, and officers from the Operation Scorpion and Safer Neighbourhood teams entered the property at around 9.40am under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

The front door had been barricaded. Once inside, officers seized a considerable quantity of what is believed to be class A drugs. They also found evidence of drugs being prepared in a bedroom.

Officers arrested men from Royston aged 58, 47 and 39 and a 16-year-old boy from west London at the address on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply. They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

North Herts Operation Scorpion team Sgt Jon Vine said: “Due to the negative impact suspected illegal activity at this address has been having on the local community, we applied for an emergency closure order, which was granted by North Herts Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The boarded up front door of the home in Royston where drugs were found. Picture: Herts police The boarded up front door of the home in Royston where drugs were found. Picture: Herts police

“This prohibits anyone from entering the property over the next three months, and anyone that breaches this can be arrested.

“We are dedicated to acting on intelligence and information provided by the public to tackle drug-related crime.

“To be successful we rely on help from members of the public and I would therefore urge people to always report suspicious activity to us.”

Anyone with information about such activity should call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you’d prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit details online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If a crime in progress or there is danger to life or property, always call 999.

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