Class A drugs, cash, and mobile phones were seized during two police raids yesterday morning (Thursday).

Officers armed with a battering ram forced their way into two homes in Oxhey Hall shortly before 11am - in Russell Way and Brookside Road.

Watford Observer:

Photo credit: Herts Police

Once inside, searches of the properties were carried out with help from sniffer dog, PD Billy.

A quantity of suspected class A and B drugs was seized as well as a quantity of cash, drugs paraphernalia, mobile phones and clothes.

One arrest was made during the operation.

Watford Observer:

Photo credit: Herts Police

Watford Observer:

Police forced entry into two homes. Photo credit: Herts Police

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the raids were carried out following intelligence which suggested there was drug activity at the addresses.

PC Marcus Zost, from the Three Rivers Operation Scorpion team, said: “We took this proactive step after building an intelligence picture to suggest that there was drug activity occurring at both addresses.

“We know drugs can have a hugely damaging effect on local communities as they often go hand in hand with anti-social behaviour, which can make residents’ lives a misery.

“Drug dealing, even if it is considered ‘low level’, often occurs prior to more violent and acquisitive crime. If you suspect drug crime in your neighbourhood, please report it to us so we can build an intelligence picture that enables us to take the appropriate steps to tackle it. We will listen.

“Yesterday’s action is just one example of the wider work we are doing to crack down on drugs supply in Three Rivers. We want to reassure residents that even if they don’t see us, we are often utilising covert methods to track down those who cause most harm to our communities.”

If you suspect drug crime in your neighbourhood, call 101, report it at www.herts.police.uk/Report, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

  • A 22-year-old man from Oxhey Hall was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.