Posted on 16:01:00 on 11th January 2019
A further three people have been charged as part of a large-scale operation targeting county line drug supply in Barrow.
Throughout this week Cumbria Police have made 29 arrests covering areas of Barrow, Coventry and London as part of Operation Horizon. The arrests have resulted in 20 people being charged in total so far.
The latest two to be charged are:
· Amy Jones, aged 29, of Anson Street, Barrow, charged with supplying a Class A drug namely crack cocaine. She is due to appear at Barrow Magistrates Court today (11th Jan 2019).
· Daniel Gold, aged 29, of Ship Street, Barrow, charged with supplying Class A drugs. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Barrow Magistrates Court on the 16th January 2019.
· Thomas Spencer, aged 31, of Brathay Crescent, Barrow, charged with supplying Class A drugs. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Barrow Magistrates Court on the 16th January 2019.
Of those reported arrested yesterday:
· A 36-year-old man from Barrow, was arrested on suspicion of offering to supply Class A drugs. He has been bailed until Monday 14th January.
· A 35-year-old woman from Barrow, was arrested on suspicion supplying Class A drugs namely heroin. She has been bailed until Monday 14th January.
· A 17-year-old male, was arrested in London, on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He remains in police custody.
Barrow Police Inspector Jim Bailey said:
“There has been a lot of publicity around these events and all the officers and partners involved in this operation have been doing a fantastic job.
“However, this type of unseen and complex police and partner work takes place every day and I can assure you it will continue to until we eradicate the demand for drugs in the county.
“There is help for individuals negatively affected by drug-use, we need to support those who unfortunately find themselves addicted to help them get off drugs. We work closely with The Well, Unity, CADAS, Women’s Community Matters, the local council and others who can all provide people with help, support and guidance.
“I would urge anyone who finds themselves addicted to illegal substances to access these services and to get the support they need. If there is no demand for drugs here then there would be no market for organised crime gangs.
“I would also urge anyone in the community who sees or hears anything suspicious to report it police. We will listen, we will take you seriously and we will investigate in order to protect the local community.”
Spot the signs in vulnerable adults and children to prevent them being exploited by organised crime gangs.
Signs to look out for include:
· Persistently going missing or leaving home
· Unexplained luxury items such as clothes and money
· Excessive receipt of text or phone calls
· Relationships with controlling individuals or gang associations.
· Relationships with people you don’t know
· Suspicion of self-harm, physical assault or unexplained injuries
· Parental concerns
· Significant decline on school or work performance
· Significant changes in emotional well-being
Signs of cuckooing
A type of crime where a drug dealer befriends an individual who lives on his or her own. The drug dealer then moves in, takes over the property and turns it into a drugs den.
· Increased visitors to an address
· Unknown regular visitors to an address
· Signs of drug use
· Secured doors wedged open
· Not being allowed into a property that you usually are