A man and a woman have been charged as part of Staffordshire Police’s campaign Operation Nemesis targeting those suspected of drug dealing.
Rohan Baig, aged 23, of no fixed address, and 20-year-old Grayce Jodie Gittings, of Mozart Court, Cannock were arrested on Eskrett Street, Hednesford, Cannock at around 2pm yesterday, Tuesday, February 16.
They have been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class ‘A’ drugs.
Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Magistrates tomorrow, Thursday, February 18.
Detective Sgt Stuart Carter, from Cannock Local Policing Team (LPT) said: “Yesterday’s operation was an immediate response to information received from the local community about suspected drug dealing in the area. We responded to these concerns and we remain committed to acting upon the information we receive.
“Operation Nemesis is the force’s commitment to tackling drug dealers and bringing them to justice; we do not tolerate drug dealing and drugs misuse in Staffordshire.”
Two officers were injured during the incident. An officer was treated at hospital for minor leg injuries and discharged. A second officer received treatment from paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone suspecting drug dealing in their community is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.
Anyone who may have witnessed the Hednesford incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 393 of February 15.