10 arrested in Lincolnshire as County Lines drug networks investigated

Ten arrests were made in Lincolnshire as County Lines drug networks were targeted in a week of co-ordinated law enforcement activity across the UK.

A record number of over 700 arrests were made nationally, with 681 people safeguarded, and almost half a million pounds worth of drugs seized.

Between October 7-13 was the fourth week of intensification by the National Crime Agency since the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) was launched in 2018.

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police seized crack cocaine and heroin across the week, but the quantities or values were not known at the time of writing.

22 addresses were visited, which had previously been used for county lines activity or where the force felt the occupants were vulnerable to exploitation. 11 people have engaged in adult and child safeguarding.

Lincoln

A 49-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary and released under investigation.

Men aged 27, 21, 40 and 39 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply. The 27-year-old was released without charge, and the others were released under investigation.

All the arrests were made at properties linked to county lines.

Grantham

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Harrowby Close for driving whilst disqualified. Jabari Weekes of no fixed address was charged with various driving offences and remanded in court.

He appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on October 8 and is now on conditional bail until November 5 when he will appear at Lincoln Crown Court.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the same location on suspicion of driving offences and has been reported for these.

A 16-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled drug in Harrow Street and has been released on bail.

Sleaford

Two men, aged 24 and 48, were arrested in Westgate for drug related offences. Outcomes were a caution and not charged respectively.

Humberside

Humberside Police said thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized and nine arrested during the national week of intensification to tackle county lines drug dealing.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heatley at Humberside Police said: “We were pleased to take part in the national week of action and it was a busy one for us. Specialist teams on both side of the Humber spent their week carrying out warrants, searching people, seizing drugs and weapons, making arrests and protecting vulnerable people.

“Across the week we had a total of nine arrests, with seven men and two women spending time in our cells.

We also seized a significant amount of class A and B drugs, almost £4000 in cash and various dangerous weapons, including numerous knives, all of which can now never be used in crime.”