A man has been arrested and a woman charged after suspected drugs and cash were seized in a North East raid.

Cleveland Police carried out proactive patrols in St Johns Close, Middlesbrough, following community concerns.

A man was searched, while a subsequent property search saw suspected crack cocaine and cash seized.

A man, 51, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs has now been bailed.

A 48-year-old woman has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

She is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court today, Tuesday (February 13).

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A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “Proactive Team Officers along with colleagues from Cleveland Police Intelligence Unit responded to community concerns around drugs activity by carrying out proactive patrols in the area of St Johns Close.

“A man was searched by police and a subsequent property search also took place, resulting in the seizure of suspected crack cocaine and cash.

“Anyone who may have information regarding drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously online at https://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling 0800 555 111.”