Drugs seized after police raid three homes in Roffey

Sussex Police attended three properties in Roffey
Sussex Police attended three properties in Roffey

Class A drugs were among the items found after three properties in Roffey were simultaneously raided by police yesterday (Thursday November 26).

A team of about 30 officers swooped on the three homes at 11.30am.

Drugs were seized from two of the properties, and three people have been arrested.

The meticulously planned operation included one group of officers travelling to a flat in Honeysuckle Walk.

At the same time, their colleagues drove to and entered a house in Crawley Road and a flat in Forest Road.

Two people were found in the Forest Road property. They were both arrested and drugs were seized.

Another person was arrested at the house in Crawley Road. Officers secured Class A drugs from the property.

Searches were carried out at all three properties, while PCSOs distributed leaflets to neighbouring homes informing residents of the warrant.

Nothing was found at the flat in Honeysuckle Walk.

Inspector Clare McKnight of the Horsham neighbourhood policing team explained that the drug warrants were obtained after PCSOs gained information from members of the community.

She said: “Drugs have a significant impact on our community in a variety of ways, which include users then committing crimes like burglaries and theft from vehicles to fund their habits.

“Drug use impacts on their health and mental health, and many calls to the police are from people who have substance abuse issues, which also impacts heavily on our resourcing.

“With less drugs, our levels of crime go down and our resourcing needs are much less, which is what we are trying to achieve.

“Community intelligence is absolutely crucial to taking positive action against the drug dealers.”

Insp McKnight called for anybody with information about drugs in their community to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A 26-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, all from Horsham, have been arrested.

All three have been arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and cocaine, possession of a weapon which discharges a noxious liquid/gas/electricity and money laundering.

They have all been bailed until February 5 while investigations continue.

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