Ely house raided after reports of Class A drug dealing

Ely house raided after reports of Class A drug dealing

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An Ely address was raided by police yesterday after complaints of antisocial behaviour.

Shortly after 8.30am police from Ely Station executed a warrant on an address in Downham Road, following “intelligence that the premises were being used to supply and take class A drugsā€.

Sgt Phil Priestley, leading the operation, said: “The address has been linked to anti-social behaviour locally, with nearby vulnerable residents and pre-school in the local area also.

“It was deemed necessary to intervene to prevent criminal behaviours and to safeguard the community.

“We want to reassure people who live and work in the local area that the issues regarding the address have been confronted in an immediate way, and we are working with Sanctuary Housing on a long term solution.”

A man, 45, is due in court, charged with allowing premises to be used for consuming drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the unlawful supply or use of drugs in their community to speak to a police officer by calling 101.

They can also leave a private message for police in East Cambridgeshire via their Facebook page.

If you would like to supply information on a confidential basis, you can call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you are suffering with drug dependency issues, and you would like help, you can find a local NHS treatment centre by clicking here.