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Police close crack house in Kingsley, Northampton

November 28, 2017

A crack house in Kingsley has been shut down following an operation by Northamptonshire Police.

An investigation into anti-social behaviour in the area was prompted by complaints from local residents who reported fights taking place in the street, prostitutes operating in the vicinity and the dealing of class A drugs.  

Using information provided by residents, officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team were able to pinpoint the trouble to one address in Carlton Road where they uncovered ‘cuckooing’, a form of crime in which drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing.

Officers from the Force’s Proactive Team moved in and seized a significant quantity of class A drugs from the property. Dylan McIlroy, aged 19, of no fixed abode, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Two other men were arrested as part of the operation. One man, aged 42, was held for a breach of a court order while a 33-year-old man was arrested for failing to appear in court.

The house was shut down as a base for drug dealers and the homeowner is now receiving the appropriate support.

Sergeant Jenny Donnell, said:

"Tackling anti-social behaviour is very important to us. Everyone in Northamptonshire has the right to feel safe in their homes and enjoy living in their neighbourhoods.

“The presence of this house had begun to affect residents’ quality of life so I’m very pleased we were able to work with them and get it shut down.

“This is a great example of how we can work with residents to investigate anti-social behaviour and protect people from harm.”

To report anti-social behaviour, residents should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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