At 6.30am on Thursday 16th February, officers from the Lozells and East Handsworth neighbourhood policing team executed a warrant at a house on Alfred Road following a tip-off from the community.
Following a fingertip search of the property, officers recovered approximately 200 wraps of suspected heroin, a large bag of suspected powdered heroin, approximately £3000 cash, and a firearm.
A 40-year-old man who was in the property at the time was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and firearms offences.
On Wednesday 15th February, the team also raided properties on Robert Road and Westminster Road recovering cash, drugs and associated drug dealing paraphernalia. Two men were arrested and were later released on police bail pending further enquires.
Sergeant Lucy Bird who led the action, said: “As a result of our action, and with the communities support, we’re seeing a domino effect on suspected drug dealing across the city. One raid is leading to another and another. Local people who recognise the harm drug dealing is having on their neighbourhood have been incredibly supportive. Having seen our tough stance, they are coming forward to offer additional information which we hope will lead to further raids in the very near future.”
Anyone with information on those responsible for drug crime in our neighbourhood should call police on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak to officers directly should contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For those using drugs, information on support services in Birmingham is available by calling 0800 073 0817.