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Mountain bike seized in drugs raid blitz

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

  • 03/03/14 Stolen goods

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COPS have appealed for the rightful owners of a mountain bike and televisions seized in a raid on a suspected drug den to come forward.

Officers with the East Staffordshire Action Team smashed the narcotics hideout in Station Street where they found what is believed to be heroin, crack cocaine and mephedrone.

A customised Saracen Blitz mountain bike, 32” Samsung television fitted with a wall bracket and a 19” Technika television were recovered in the swoop.

Sergeant Mark Kitchen, who spearheaded the crackdown, has now appealed the rightful owners of the goods to step forward.

He said: “This raid was a continuation of our drive to stamp out criminals involved in acquisitive crime and drug dealing.”

The unit raided the town centre flat after a tip-off from a member of the public about the goods being in the property.

Sgt Kitchen said: “We executed a search warrant after we received some intelligence.

“The intelligence we had was quite specific about these three items and that they were stolen goods.

“We believe the that the property we recovered had been used to buy drugs.”

It is believed the mountain bike is worth between £500 and £700 and has been adapted.

Sgt Kitchen added: “It has nonstandard forks, saddle, shocks and handlebars.”

One man and one woman arrested in connection to the raid have been bailed until April.

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