Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s proactive team, Operation Expedite, were on patrol in plain clothes in the Avenue Grove area when their suspicions were raised by the activity of a man who was stopped and searched and found to have class A drugs on him.
Enquiries then led officers to search a nearby property where they found three other men who were also searched. Officers recovered more drugs stashed in a mattress, £200 in cash from one of the men and other suspected drugs paraphernalia including three mobile phones. A fourth man was also arrested on suspicion of theft offences.
The arrested men include a Leeds man, aged 50, arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin with intend to supply. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue. A 39-year-old Harrogate man arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs. A 38-year-old Harrogate man arrested on suspicion of theft, possessing class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. A fourth man, aged 26, from Harrogate, was arrested on suspicion of a number of theft offences. All three have been released while under investigation to allow for further enquiries to be carried out.