On Thursday morning, 24 January, Sussex Police executed four warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Roffey and Horsham Town. This involved around 50 officers from across Sussex who went to four homes, one in Honeysuckle Walk, one at Heathleigh Court and two in South Holmes Road.
Four men, aged 31, 26, 21, and 20, and two women aged 18, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. At Honeysuckle Walk, Heathleigh Court, and one of the South Holmes Road addresses, what is believed to be a significant amount of Class A drugs were seized, including heroin, cocaine and crack. Property from a suspected recent burglary was also recovered.
Inspector Clare McKnight from the Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This large scale operation in Horsham is a significant step forward in our action against drug supply in our communities. A lot of work has gone into this day of action, involving many policing resources, and it has come about as a result of information supplied to the police by members of the public. I would like to thank the residents who provided us with information. Drug dealing can have a large impact on the community, and is often linked to other crime such as burglary and theft and we will continue these initiatives against it.
“Anyone who has any concerns or information about the use of drugs or drug dealing within their local community can contact Sussex Police on 101, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”