Dales drug offence suspects on bail until mid August

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Police have confirmed that suspects arrested in a series of Dales drug raids have been re-bailed until mid August, while substance analysis and enquiries continue.

In June, the Mercury revealed that police had seized suspected drugs – including cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis – as part of a week-long drugs operation in the Matlock area.

Officers said prosecutions have yet to been brought as a result of Operation Rand, but this could change in the coming weeks.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Our enquiries are continuing and a number of people who were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences are still on bail.

“We are also testing a range of substances recovered and this takes time to be completed.”

In total, 10 properties were searched during the operation, four cars were seized, numerous stop-searches were carried out and five pubs were visited by police and drugs dogs.

“We would still urge anyone with information about drugs activity to call us,” the spokesman added.

Call police by dialling 101.