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Woman in Ripon arrested in county lines drug dealing crackdown

Woman in Ripon arrested in county lines drug dealing crackdown

Published by Lizzy McEllan at 6:19pm 16th May 2019.

A woman in her 20s has been arrested in Ripon after police officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act this morning (16 May 2019).

  • A woman in her 20s has been arrested in Ripon on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply
  • Officers carried out a raid at an address in the city and found suspected class A drugs, mobile phones and cash
  • The woman has been released under investigation

Officers seized suspected class A drugs, mobile phones, an amount of cash and other suspected drug paraphernalia.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

She has been released under investigation.

The arrest comes as officers continue to crack down on so-called “county lines” drug dealing.

This is the term used for a form of organised crime where criminals based in large, urban areas exploit young, and vulnerable people, using violence and threats to force them to sell, store, and transport drugs to smaller county towns on their behalf.

It takes its name from the phone lines used to communicate between towns.

A police spokesperson said:

"Information from members of the public is vital in helping the police disrupt criminal activity.

"Drug dealing can take a long time to investigate and bring people to justice, so please don’t be put off by thinking that the police are not acting on your information.

"Every little bit of information can help piece together a wider picture which will then inform the police activity."

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