Six Drug Warrants Executed During Operation Windsor

Humberside Police

Last week in Hull we launched Operation Windsor in response to Heroin use in the city, with six Misuse of Drug act warrants being executed at properties in the city, resulting in Heroin being seized, four people being charged with drug offences and two further people released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The operation is a new initiative to divert Heroin users into support, deter them from crime that funds their habit and targeting enforcement activity on the organised crime groups.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Kirby said:

“This operation wasn’t just about executing warrants, however it is pleasing to see the address targeted were involved in drug dealing and led to both substances being seized and people being charged.”

“Drug dealers are a magnate for associated crime and anti-social behaviour and they have a big impact on the local neighbourhoods and therefore it I important that positive action of this nature is taken.”

“The operation has also involved a large number of partners which has enabled us to support anyone wanting help to tackle their drug misuse and dealing with other wider community issues.”

Operation Windsor was partly prompted by a rise in deaths potentially linked to Heroin use in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Toxicology tests have found that we have had drug deaths in Hull that have been linked to Heroin contaminated with synthetic fentanyl, which is much more potent than traditional street heroin.

DCI Kirby said:

“Heroin contaminated with the synthetic fentanyl makes it very dangerous for heroin users and for this reason it is even more important that we direct people into support to tackle their addiction.”

“We are continuing to work with partners in health to provide advice to drug users if they or others they know become unwell after they use drugs.”

“I am keen to reassure residents across the Humberside area that we will continue to tackle organised crime groups involved in drug dealing.”

“However, to do so effectively we need local people to tell us about their local drug dealers as we can only take action if we are made aware.”

“So don’t assume someone else has reported them already, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you know of people responsible for drug dealing and criminality in your Neighbourhood.”

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