Police in South Yorkshire seize stun gun as well as cocaine and heroin stash worth £30,000

Police raided a property near Doncaster

Police seized the haul during a raid

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Police in South Yorkshire seized stashes of cocaine and heroin worth a combined £30,000, as well as a stun gun.

Officers made the seizure after swooping on an address in the small town of Bawtry, near Doncaster.

In addition to the weapon, they found over 400 grams of cocaine and 140 grams of heroin. Based on current Drugwise street price estimates, the cocaine was worth £16,000 and the heroin £14,000.  

Andrew Jones, 35, of Church Street, Bawtry was arrested and later charged with possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and a firearms offence in connection to the warrant. He appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and has since been remanded into custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday (November 13).

Detective chief inspector Jade Brice, who oversaw the work, has said: “Our priority remains keeping members of the public safe, removing threats from the community and working to bring those engaging in illegal activity before the courts.

“Drugs can have a devastating impact on our local communities and I hope by highlighting this work, members of the public feel reassured that we are taking proactive action.

“As well as taking action we also work closely with our third party partners to educate, highlight and raise awareness of the dangers of drug use, and I would encourage anyone with concerns around drug use or drug supply, to please report via either 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”