Huddersfield Residents Urged To Keep Reporting Drugs Crime Following Recent Arrests And Convictions
Tuesday August 24, 2021
Police tackling organised crime in Huddersfield have told residents their support is making a difference following recent successes against drug offenders.
The Kirklees Programme Precision Team and Huddersfield NPT has said information from within communities is helping put criminals behind bars and take drugs from streets in the town, after dealers have been arrested and jailed, and £100,000 of cannabis seized.
Recent convictions have included the jailing of a Dalton drugs dealer for three years after he admitted attempting to supply Class A drugs and possession of a knife.
D’Andre Lawrence (21) of Cross Fields, Dalton was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on July 27th after pleading guilty to offences of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs as well as possession of a knife.
He was arrested by Kirklees police officers on June 27 this year after the vehicle he was in was stopped by officers.
Other recent success have included the seizure of £100,000 of cannabis from an address in Birkby Hall Road in July by the Huddersfield NPT, and the charging of a 24-year-old man for possession with intent to supply drugs offences linked to disorder on the Walpole estate.
He was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court in September.
A/DI Simon Reddington of Kirklees Programme Precision, said: “Programme Precision was formed to target those involved in serious organised criminal activity operating within our communities, and we fully realise the concern and impact drug dealing has on residents.
“We welcome the recent conviction of D’Andre Lawrence who was a known figure in drugs offending in our District.
“We continue to bring all our resources to bear to break up such organized criminal activity and continue to appeal to residents to come forwards with information about offences such as drug dealing on their streets.”
Inspector Graham Dyson of the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, added: “Residents should also know that their information and support is helping us cause real pain to organised criminals in Huddersfield.
“High value seizures, arrests and the jailing of dealers do have an impact and work is ongoing with our colleagues in Operation Jemlock, Programme Precision and Kirklees CID to take more action on our estates in the weeks ahead.
“Reports about drugs offending can be made to Kirklees Police or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and all intelligence is examined.”