Manchester drugs bust will ‘prevent further tragedies’ after kilo of mephedrone and £6,000 seized

By Danielle Wainwright

Up to 1kg of the party drug mephedrone – also known as ‘meow meow’ – and £6,000 was seized by police in Clayton as part of a city-wide constraint on drug use in the city.

A warrant was executed yesterday by officers from the East Integrated Neighbourhood Policing Team under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

After a search of the Stillwater Drive flat, officers recovered the mephedrone as well as a quantity of drugs believed to be either crystal ecstasy or crack cocaine which has been sent off for forensic analysis, 30 ecstasy tablets and the cash.

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply and money laundering.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

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Sergeant John-Paul Ruffle said: “This is an absolutely fantastic result, not just for Greater Manchester Police but most importantly for the residents of our communities who time and time again tell us they are fed up with drugs being peddled on their doorsteps.

“Everyone has either been touched personally or read about the disastrous consequences of taking this so-called ‘meow meow’, so I have no doubt that in seizing such a large quantity of mephedrone we have saved people’s lives and prevented further tragedies.”

Sergeant Ruffle credited the public for their continued support and still urges people to get in touch with the police if they suspect anyone in there are is involved with drug activity.

He said “If you have information about drug dealing in your area, please call your local neighbourhood officers and together we will take decisive action and take these dealers, and their drugs, off the streets.

“Drug dealers often operate under the misapprehension they can act with impunity and that they are not responsible for the harm they cause. They could not be more wrong and what today shows is that GMP officers will act on any information about drug dealing and take decisive action.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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