Teenagers charged with dealing heroin

A SIXTEEN-year-old boy is among five young men charged with supplying heroin in a Suffolk town, it has been revealed.Police arrested the youngsters during a raid at an address in Downside Close, Ipswich, on Sunday night.

By Danielle Nuttall

A SIXTEEN-year-old boy is among five young men charged with supplying heroin in a Suffolk town, it has been revealed.

Police arrested the youngsters during a raid at an address in Downside Close, Ipswich, on Sunday night.

Two 17-year-old men have been charged with supplying or offering to supply heroin, while a 16-year-old boy has been charged with the same offence.

Officers also arrested and charged an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man with supplying or offering to supply heroin.

The young men have already appeared in court and will attend a plea and directions hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on July 27.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police confirmed police had arrested five young men in connection with supplying a controlled drug.

She added: “A warrant was carried out in Downside Close in Ipswich on Sunday, July 11, at 11pm.”

Suffolk police launched the Operation Crackdown campaign several years ago to recover drugs and disrupt the activities of those suspected of involvement in drug supply.

Officers have carried out numerous warrants across the county as part of ongoing activities to target suspected dealers, recovering large quantities of drugs and making arrests.

Anyone with information about the supply or possession of drugs can contact the Operation Crackdown hotline on 0800 253253.

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