Two arrested as drugs and knife seized after vehicle stopped in Harrogate

Two men were arrested and a large quantity of drugs and a knife were seized in Harrogate last week after a car was intercepted on Victoria Road.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 2:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 2:31 pm
North Yorkshire Police arrested two men and seized a large quantity of drugs and a knife last week in Harrogate

Officers from the force’s proactive Operation Expedite Team were on patrol when they stopped the Volkswagen Passat due to its manner of driving.

On stopping the vehicle and searching the occupants and the car, officers found two bags containing around 100 wraps of suspected class A drugs and a large zombie-style knife.

Both occupants of the vehicle, two men from Bradford aged 18 and 31, were both arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, and possessing an offensive weapon.

They have both been released on conditional bail to allow for further enquiries to be carried out.

Drug dealing and the county lines method – where dealers from out of town – usually urban areas, travel to smaller towns to sell drugs that they have advertised via mass text messaging – remains a priority for North Yorkshire Police.

They urge anyone with information about drug dealing or if they believe a vulnerable neighbour is being targeted by drug dealers to contact them or Crimestoppers.

Anyone with concerns about county lines can speak to their local police on 101 or call 999 in an emergency.

If you’d rather stay anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you are a young person who is worried about being involved in county lines, or knows someone who is, you can speak to an adult and let them know how you feel.

You can also contact www.fearless.org who allow you to pass on information about crime anonymously.