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Woman arrested after drugs operation in #SaffronWalden

01 Sep Woman arrested after drugs operation in #SaffronWalden

A woman has been arrested, another has been reported for possessing drugs, and cannabis has been seized during a drugs operation in Uttlesford.

Warrants were executed on Well Green Close in Saffron Walden on Wednesday, August 24, and then on Birdbush Avenue in Saffron Walden and in Thaxted on Thursday, August 25.

High visibility patrols also took place through Saffron Walden on the night of Friday, August 26 targeting pubs, bars and other licensed premises.

Sergeant Caroline Marsay said: “This was a very successful operation to tackle people dealing drugs in Saffron Walden.

“We treat the issue of drugs very seriously and hope the action we have taken will send a message to those selling them that we will not tolerate it.

“We want to reassure the community that we are taking action to tackle drugs in Saffron Walden and the misery it causes.

“This was not a one-off operation and we are committed to continuing to target drug dealers.

“We have acted on intelligence and information from the community, and will continue to do so.

“Help from the public is vital and I would urge anyone with information about drug dealing in and around Saffron Walden to contact us on 101.

“Alternatively you can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via an anonymous online form at”.

Officers found seven bags of cannabis at an address on Birdbush Avenue on Thursday, August 25 and a 27 year-old woman was reported for possession.

A 27 year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine after a police dog was allowed inside Wetherspoons in Saffron Walden town centre on Friday, August 26.

She tried to leave the premises but was stopped and a wrap of cocaine was found in her purse. She was given a caution.

Two warnings were also given out for cannabis possession at the skate park in the town on Friday, August 27, licence checks were conducted at five licence premises, and five people were stop-checked whilst officers travelled back to Braintree.