Drug crackdown in Crawley and East Grinstead

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Operation Windsor was carried out recently to disrupt and prevent the use of controlled drugs within the night time economy East Grinstead and Crawley.

The Neighbourhood Licensing Team, in conjunction with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, and specialist police drugs dogs conducted Operation Windsor on Saturday June 30.

Fifteen police officers and the passive drugs dogs scanned customers for traces of drugs within licensed premises in East Grinsteadand Crawley town centre.

The operation resulted in over 20 people being searched; officers found a substance suspected to be cocaine on one man, together with evidence of other controlled substances which had been discarded by customers.

A man was arrested as part of the operation for being drunk and disordely and a further investigation is still being conducted by police in relation to the drug offences.

PC Phil King, of the Neighbourhood Licensing Team, said: “This type of operation will be ongoing throughout the year and shows Sussex Police’s commitment to disrupting and reducing the use and supply of controlled substances within the night time economy and associated disorder.”

Anyone with information regarding the use of controlled drugs or drug dealing is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.