Harrogate men in court after police seize heroin

Two Harrogate men have been charged with drug offences after police found a significant amount of heroin in their car.

Officers pulled their Ford Ka over at 11.10am on Monday 30 September 2013 on the A59 at West Marton, in the Skipton area, and found three kilograms of heroin in the boot.



The men, aged 39 and 47, were arrested and, following questioning, they were charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

They are due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 2 October 2013).

Another man, aged 37, was also arrested in connection with the incident and was released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Pete Martin, of Harrogate CID, said:

While is not appropriate to comment about this particular case while court proceedings are ongoing, it is important to send a clear message that North Yorkshire Police will not tolerate the supply of drugs in our area and we will continue to do everything we can to disrupt and stop the activities of anyone we suspect of doing so.

If you have information about the supply of drugs in your community, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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