Officers raided a property in Leavesden this morning (Monday, October 21) following a tip-off from the local community about drug use at an address.
The address in Ivy Close was searched and a small quantity of cannabis was found and seized bu the Three Rivers’ Scorpion Team and the Safer Neighbourhood Team.
PC Marcus Zost, from the Operation Scorpion team, said: “We had received intelligence to suggest drugs activity was occurring at this particular address which was adversely affecting those living in the vicinity.
“Therefore we took disruptive action and even though we did not recover large amounts of drugs during the warrant, we hope it serves as reassurance to the local community that when we receive intelligence we take action.
“We know a lot of people will take the view ‘it’s only a bit of cannabis’ but what they don’t often realise that even its recreational use can have a hugely detrimental impact on local communities.
“Cannabis is a gateway drug because once you are exposed to it then you become automatically more likely to come into contact with other drugs, such as cocaine or heroin, as well as more violent and acquisitive crime.
“If you suspect drug crime in your neighbourhood, please continue to report it to police so we can take appropriate action.
“If you choose to allow drugs into your home, it’s only a matter of time before we knock on your door.”
If you are concerned about drug use in your neighbourhood or have information about who may be involved, you can report this online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org