OFFICERS from Crewe Neighbourhood Policing Team arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of dealing drugs from their home in Crewe on Thursday, April 10.

Police struck at the house on Seagull Close just after 7.30am and executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The search of the house uncovered a stash of cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of £5,000.

A man aged 25 and a woman aged 24 were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.

The operation was part of a series of early morning raids across East Cheshire dubbed Day of Impact.

In Nantwich, officers took to the neighbourhoods to provide a high visibility presence to deter bike-thieves while plain clothes officers undertook work to track down those responsible for shed burglaries.

Inspector Christian Watkins said "This raid is just part of the continual work undertaken by our team to reduce drug distribution in our town, and we remain committed to disrupting those involved in drug activity.

“My officers and staff act swiftly on intelligence supplied to us by the local community to execute drug warrants where and when necessary to help dismantle the network of individuals who cause misery for local residents by continuing to involve themselves in this type of crime."

Police said the focused police activity across the area is part an operation set out to tackle emerging issues that affect the communities of Cheshire East.

Superintendent Luke McDonnell, who led Day Of Impact, said: "We have co-ordinated this day of action in direct response to the issues that our communities tell us are important to them.

“Although a number of successful drug warrants have been carried out, our officers and PCSOs have also been out problem-solving and addressing other community issues, including the arrests of wanted persons, traffic enforcement and high visibility policing in areas of reported burglaries.

“Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against crime and we would urge anyone with any information in relation to suspected criminal activity to get in touch."

Police can be contacted on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.