Police find £50,000 drugs haul in Beeston Hill

UPDATED SEP 25: Police have revised their estimates down to £25,000 rather than £50,000. A man’s now been charged and has appeared in court. Check out their press release here

The original article is below:

Police have found a large quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs, including crack cocaine, at a house in Beeston Hill. The street value of the drugs is around £50,000.

West Yorkshire Police logoOfficers say a local man was arrested from the address on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, with intent to supply, handling stolen goods and money laundering charges.

Insp Paul Akerman, who leads the Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

“We focused on this address as a result of information from the local community.

“This type of activity demonstrates how we will actively investigate any report of alleged criminality within our communities and will take any necessary action.

“The recovery of such a significant amount of class A drugs, which would have been destined for the streets of Leeds and West Yorkshire, shows what can be achieved when the police and the community come together.”

Polcie say they are ‘very pleased’ they have taken such a large amount of drugs off the streets of Beeston Hill and surrounding areas.

Anyone with any information on criminal activity in their area can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.