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So-called ‘legal highs’ to become illegal

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Retailers across Staffordshire have been made aware of new legislation that will make it illegal to sell psychoactive substances, so-called ‘legal highs’. Officers from Staffordshire Police and both Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Trading Standards have visited retailers across the county and offered advice and guidance about the Psychoactive Substances Act that will shortly be coming into effect. They were also given the ...

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Stone man jailed for 10 years for drugs offences

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A Stone man has started a 10-year jail sentence after being caught in an undercover police operation that saw more than £334,000 worth of cocaine seized. Andrew Pettit, aged 45, and his 44-year-old brother Michael Pettit; Kevin Marsden, aged 47; and Paul Cooper, 30, were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on 24th September. Andrew Pettit of Izaak Walton Street, Stafford, received ...

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Twelve sentenced for drugs offences after police raids

Twelve people – including two from Stone – have been sentenced for drugs offences following raids by Staffordshire Police. The charges include conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply and conspiracy to supply Class B drugs. The defendants were arrested following raids carried out as part of Operation Nemesis, the force’s ongoing operation to crack down ...

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Two arrested in Stone in drugs operation

Two men were arrested in Stone on Monday on suspicion of drugs offences. Staffordshire Police officers executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Monday 12th August as part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis initiative. The addresses were targeted as a result of information gathered through intelligence inquiries and from members of the public. Those arrested were as ...

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Arrests made in police drugs operation

A Stone man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine as part of a number of arrests and cautions under Operation Nemesis, Staffordshire Police’s ongoing crackdown on drug dealers. The 55-year-old was arrested after his car was stopped on Yarlet Bank on Sunday 12th May and he remains on police bail pending further enquiries. As part of the ongoing operation, ...

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Arrests made in police drugs operation

Police made a number of arrests in Stone town centre during a drugs and licensing operation earlier this month. Thirteen licensed premises in Stone and Stafford were visited on Saturday 9th March in Stone and Saturday 16th March in Stafford to target suspected drugs misuse at licensed premises and crack down on night-time violence. The operation was carried out by ...

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Man arrested in cannabis raids

Staffordshire Police carried out warrants at three houses in Stone this morning (Wednesday 18th May) as part of a pre-planned drugs operation. A 55-year-old man was arrested at one of the homes as officers searched properties in Sutherland Road and Priory Road. He is currently being held in custody on suspicion of cultivation and possession of cannabis. A 23-year-old man ...

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Criminals forced to pay back millions

Criminals were forced to pay back almost £2.5 million by Staffordshire Police in 2010/11, including £338,000 from a Stone drug dealer who was jailed for six-and-a-half years in June 2010. The force’s Economic Crime Unit obtained 151 confiscation orders totalling £1.973 million and forfeiting £447,424 in cash from offenders between April 2010 and March 2011. Confiscation orders, issued at court, ...

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