Arrests after Coundon drugs raid

Durham Constabulary Drugs Coundon
A man and woman have been arrested after Durham Constabulary carried out a pre-planned operation in Coundon as part of a long-running inquiry into the supply of Class A drugs in County Durham.

Two people have been arrested after police carried out a drugs raid at a property in Coundon, near Bishop Auckland this morning (Friday, 19 March).

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “At 8am today, officers investigating the supply of drugs carried out the intelligence-led operation at an address on the outskirts of the village.

“A warrant to search the premises was executed and two people, one man and one woman, were arrested during the raid. Both are currently being held in police custody awaiting interview.

“Specialist teams are now carrying out a search of the property along with a number of outbuildings and vehicles and are expected to be at the address for a considerable time.”

Durham Constabulary Drugs Coundon
Police are expecting to attend the scene for a considerable time.

Detective Chief Inspector Yvonne Dutson said: “This morning’s pre-planned operation forms part of a long-running inquiry into the supply of Class A drugs in County Durham.

“Illegal drugs can ruin lives and members of the public can be assured that we will always act on intelligence to disrupt and dismantle those criminal gangs which supply drugs in our communities”.

Anyone with information on the supply of drugs in their area should call Durham Constabulary on 101.

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