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16 November 2011, 09:27
Police raiding a flat in Cheetham have found £10,000 of crack cocaine.
At about 11am on Tuesday 15th November 2011, police executed a warrant at a flat on Hornbeam Way, Cheetham, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Following a search, officer seized the drugs and £2,000 in cash.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and has been bailed until 19th January 2012
Detective Inspector Denise Sweeney said: "This warrant was executed as part of our ongoing drive to tackle the supply and distribution of drugs in our communities by organised crime groups.
"Time and time again residents are telling us they are fed up of people selling drugs in their community and that is why we are determined to root out all those involved in these networks, from the addicts to the sellers to those who are bringing these drugs in.
"What this recovery means in real terms is £10,000 worth of crack cocaine that could otherwise have caused serious harm on our streets so this is a fantastic result, not just for police but for everyone. What can often be overlooked is that drugs impact upon everyone - not just those who are addicted to them. These addicts often result to burglary and robbery to fund their habit, so innocent members of the public are victimised.
"With the public's help, we will continue to target anyone we suspect of being involved in drugs until the message sinks in that these people will end up behind bars and through Proceeds of Crime Act legislation, also out of pocket."
Anyone with information about drug dealing in their area should call police on 0161 872 5050 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.