Man arrested over drug possession after stop-and-search

Wednesday, 24th February 2021

AN 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after he was stopped and searched by officers in Tamworth.

Officers from the Operation Disrupt team stopped the man at about 1150 GMT on Monday (22 February) on the canal towpath close to the B5000 Glascote Road in Glascote.

Following a search, heroin and crack cocaine worth around £1,250 was found along with a quantity of cannabis, a lock knife and a quantity of cash.

The man, from Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a bladed article.

Crack Cocaine drug

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

He appeared before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Tuesday (23 February) and was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing due on 26 March.

You can pass information on drug use to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website 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 No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during the last 12 months of the Covid Pandemic. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On Monday 22 February, we reported how Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Governments roadmap out of lockdown in England. Below you can see the 4 steps.  

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here