Police keep pressure on drug dealing in Sussex

Police across Sussex are keeping up the pressure on drug dealers.

As part of the latest phase of activity across the UK, officers across Sussex made 29 arrests and seized over £15,000 worth of drugs, 47 mobile phones and 13 weapons – between 14 and 19 September.

During this same week, officers also visited 68 addresses where people were at risk of having their homes used by drug dealers. They also implemented safeguarding action for five vulnerable people who needed extra support.

Detective Superintendent Stuart Hale said, “Even during the recent lockdown we have been continuing every day to disrupt dealers who try to deal dangerous drugs across our communities and we target those who use children to sell drugs or those who buy drugs from children. We investigate and prosecute, working relentlessly and targeting those who would bring harm to local people, including often the most vulnerable.”