Drugs suspect arrested as OptDisrupt takes a grip of the Staffs Moorlands

A 17-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, after Staffordshire Police’s countywide Operation Disrupt entered the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning.
The arrest follows a warrant being served at an address in Leek.
Chief Inspector Mark Thorley commented: “Seeing some great results from hard working teams coming together across the force and National Crime Agency.”

Staffordshire Police is launching a major crackdown this summer to tackle the high threat and harm issues affecting people living in the county, including serious and violent crime and drugs.

Operation Disrupt will tackle crime and deter criminals by targeting prolific offenders who affect our communities the most or cause harm to people.

The initiative will see local officers, special constables and specialist staff drafted in from across the force to specifically target hotspot locations across the force’s ten neighbourhood policing areas of East Staffordshire, Tamworth, Stafford, Stoke South and Stoke North, Newcastle, Cannock, South Staffs, Lichfield and the Moorlands.

The initiative, which began on Wednesday (10), consist of highly visible hotspot policing, stop and search activity, the targeting of wanted offenders, including those using our roads network and a number of intelligence led arrests and search warrants.

The intense activity aims to tackle serious crime and violence, drug activity and actively target those people who cause the most harm to people across the force area.

The force’s new proactive policing team will be heavily involved throughout the initiative. Launched last month, The Disruptions Team are deployed dynamically to where they are most needed to target individuals or places that are suffering crime


The public are invited to pay a visit to the crime prevention stand in Market Place, Leek, today (July 12), where officers will be happy to discuss any policing issues and provide useful tips about keeping property safe.

The police crime prevention stand in Market Place, Leek today.