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£100k worth of drugs removed from Melton streets in major police operation

Officers from Melton Police have carried out a number of warrants in the Melton area along with partners from Melton Borough Council to tackle drugs.

The operations took place in a number of locations across the town last week with officers from different areas of the police force being involved.

Posting on social media Sgt James Porter from Melton Police station said: "Last week officers from the Neighbourhood Priority Team, Beat Team and Response Officers all worked together to enforce six warrants across Melton.

Police officers carrying out one of the raids during the operation. Photo: Leicestershire Police.

We managed to sieze over £100,000 worth of class A and B drugs and a large amount of cash. Investigations continue to build convictions for those arrested."

Police carried out six operations in the area to update and reassure the local community.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "On 21st November we executed a warrant in Staveley Road, Melton, where a quantity of cannabis was recovered. Two men were arrested in connection with the incident - a 39-year-old man has since been released on bail pending further enquiries and a 60-year-old has been released pending further enquiries.


On 22nd November a man was charged after cannabis plants were recovered from a property in Asfordby. Elvis Bushgjoka (37) of New Street, Asfordby, has been charged with being concerned in the production of a Class B drug (cannabis). He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 23rd November.


On 24th November a warrant was executed at a property in Drummond Walk, Melton, and a quantity of Class A drug and cash was recovered. No arrests were made but enquiries are ongoing."

Police are now working through the evidence collected to build convictions.

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