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Six arrests made by officers investigating alleged county lines drug dealing in Chesterfield

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Six people have been arrested during investigations into alleged county lines drug dealing in Chesterfield.

The first two arrests took place on Wednesday (10 November) and saw a man and a woman detained in Lordsmill Street.

The pair were searched and a quantity of what is believed to be heroin and cannabis were found – along with a lock knife, cash, and four mobile phones.

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The woman, a 33-year-old from Chesterfield, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and has been released on police bail.

The man, Jake Ashmore, of Mulberry Road, Rotherham, has subsequently been charged with the following alleged offences:

  • Possession with intent to supply heroin
  • Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place
  • Possession of cannabis

He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 11 November where he was remanded to prison and is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on 9 December.

Four more people were arrested at a hotel in the town centre after reports of a concern that drug dealing had been taking place in the area around the hotel on Thursday (11 November).

Officers arrested three men and a woman inside a room and, after a search, found a large quantity of suspected cocaine, a large amount of cash, and two knives.

Two men from Chesterfield, aged 29 and 36, and another 18-year-old man from Sheffield were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs possession of a knife. The two men from Chesterfield have been released under investigation – while the man from Sheffield has been released on police bail.

Samantha Hamilton, of Littlemoor, Newbold, has been charged with following alleged offences:

  • Possession with intent to supply heroin
  • Possession with intent to supply cocaine
  • Possession of an offensive weapon

The 30-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (13 November).

Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright, from the north division organised crime unit, said: “The arrests this week are a continuation of our drive to combat county lines gangs operating across the north east of Derbyshire.

“As always this was a real team effort with colleagues from the SALCU road crime team getting the cuffs on those arrested.

“The results are also a direct result of the work between the force and hotels that helps ensure drug dealers have nowhere to hide.

“We know that gangs will use hotels as a base but the message these arrests deliver is simple – there are no safe havens for those wanting to distribute drugs in Chesterfield.

“If you have information about drug dealing in your area then you can contact the force, in confidence, at any time.

“All the information received, no matter how seemingly insignificant, helps build a picture of activities and build evidence that can help bring dealers to justice.”

Anyone with information can contact the force using any of the below methods at any time:

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Written by: NDR NEWS

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