Arrest after crack cocaine found on male in Bolehall

Friday, 19th February 2021

POLICE have arrested a 19-year-old male after he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine in the Bolehall area of Tamworth.

Officers stopped the unnamed 19-year-old man on Thomas Street, between Bolehall and Glascote Yesterday, Thursday 18 February.

A stop-and-search was conducted a a ‘rock’ of crack cocaine was recovered.

He was subsequently arrested for possession of class A drugs, before being de-arrested and reported for Summons to appear in court to answer the allegation.

You can pass information regarding drugs to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website www.staffordshire.police.uk or via their Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Crack Cocaine

Crack Cocaine is a Class A drug, which means it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell.

Possession can get you up to 7 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both, whilst supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you life in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

It is smoked from small lumps, known as rocks and can smell like burnt plastic or rubber.

Crack Cocaine

Two grams of Crack Cocaine. (Credit: Argv0, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you’re entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it’s possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.

In Tamworth you can contact One Recovery Staffordshire by visiting their website or by calling 01283 741 053

Alternatively, visit the Frank website to find local drug treatment services.

If you’re having trouble finding the right sort of help, call the Frank drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through all your options.