Four people were yesterday (Monday, December 4) arrested in Middlesbrough after thousands of pounds worth of drugs were uncovered in surprise raids. 

Officers from the Proactive Team, alongside colleagues from Middlesbrough Council, received information from concerned residents regarding suspected drug dealing on Pelham Street.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and a 22-year-old man was arrested on being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and both were bailed whilst enquiries continue.

The Northern Echo: Items recovered at Seaton St, Middlesbrough.

Officers recovered suspected crack cocaine and cannabis, along with drugs paraphernalia.

After the public raised concerns, a Neighbourhood Team warrant was also carried out on Seaton Street.

Around £18,000 worth of cannabis and cash were found in the address, and two males were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and possession of criminal property. Both were again bailed pending further enquiries.

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Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Dani Gibson said: “Again we have acted upon information from the public regarding drug dealing and have taken suspected drugs off the streets.

"We would continue to encourage anyone with information regarding drugs activity to contact us, so that we can act upon it.”

The force have asked anyone with drugs activity is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or call 0800 555 111.