Moment police bust open drugs den hidden in terraced house with chainsaw

-Credit: (Image: South Yorkshire Police)
-Credit: (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

This is the moment police used a chainsaw to bust open a drugs den hidden in a Doncaster home.

Inside the Askern property, in Llewelyn Crescent, officers found suspected Class A drugs in the kitchen sink. They also found scales, snappy bags and mobile phones.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and supplying a controlled drug. Meanwhile, a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of Class B or C drugs.

The pair have since been released on bail pending further enquiries. The drugs warrant on the house was carried out on Tuesday, July 2, by officers from Doncaster North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and Operation Fortify.

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Doncaster North NPT Sergeant Kelly Ward said: "The supply of illegal drugs funds the activities of organised crime groups who risk bringing terror and harm to our communities and we will not allow that to happen.

"If we suspect illegal activity is taking place in our neighbourhoods, we will act as we are steadfast in our determination to keep local areas and the people who reside there safe."

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Officers also carried out a second drug warrant in the area on Tuesday morning. Following a search of a property in Mear Close police seized quantities of cannabis and suspected unprescribed pregabalin and testosterone.

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Sgt Ward said: “We gathered a lot of information and intelligence to secure enough evidence to present to the court and obtain legal warrants which were executed on Tuesday morning. A lot of planning and resources went into carrying out these warrants and it has resulted in the discovery of suspected illegal drugs, with two people arrested on suspicion of drug offences."

Anyone concered about drug-related crime in their area should contact police on 101.