Harrogate Police

Man in court after warrant operation in Ripon pub

12 February 2024

A man has appeared in court charged with drug offences after a warrant operation at a Ripon pub.

The man in his 20s was charged with possession with intent to supply class-A and class-B drugs after he was arrested along with a man in his 50s on Friday (9 February 2024). He was remanded and appeared before York Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (10 February 2024).

The man in his 50s has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The class-A charge relates to cocaine and the class-B charge relates to cannabis.

Police have arrested two men and seized suspected class-A and class-B drugs after carrying out a warrant operation at a Ripon pub.

Officers entered and searched the South Lodge on Harrogate Road, arrested a man in his 20s and a man in his 50s on suspicion of drugs offences.

The substances will be sent for lab analysis as part of the investigation.

A number of items were seized including what is believed to be cocaine, cannabis and items relating to drug supply.

Harrogate Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team led the operation.


Sergeant Pierre Olesqui, from the team, said:

If you have any concerns about drugs in your community, we want to hear from you.

We regularly act on information supplied by residents who want to ensure their community stays safe and drug-free.


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