Police swoop on 'quiet' cul-de-sac and arrest man on suspicion of dealing drugs
Police swooped down on a quiet cul-de-sac in Greater Manchester today, February 12, arresting a man in his 30s on suspicion of dealing drugs after executing a warrant.
Greater Manchester Police descended on Fay Avenue in Blackley for much of Monday afternoon. One resident said that vans and police cars "flooded" the cul-de-sac, off Charlestown Road, after leafleting houses on the street warning that a drug dealer was operating in the area.
A neighbour on the cul-de-sac where police descended today, who did not wish to be named, told the Manchester Evening News that it is normally a quiet area, "but then today, suddenly there were police cars and vans all over. It was a surprise to say the least."
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A police spokesperson confirmed that a 32-year-old man had been arrested in the area on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply, after they got a warrant to search his property. It was not specified whether any drugs were found at the address, but the man remains in police custody this evening.
Another resident contacted the MEN after seeing police descend on Fay Avenue with a forensics team, saying of the occupant of the raided house: "Nobody knows them really, they have not been here that long, it is just a normal three-bedroom house.
"I can't stand drug dealing and I can't stand drugs."