Class A drug lords crackdown leads to further arrests in Hemel Hempstead

Operation Calamus drug raids.
Operation Calamus drug raids.

Further arrests have been made in a police crackdown on class A drug lords in Hemel Hempstead.

The latest in a series of warrants under Operation Calamus – which aims to stamp out heroin and crack cocaine suppliers in town homes – saw three men arrested in Adeyfield.

Jamie Davis, 18, of Fellowes Way in Stevenage, has since been charged with possession of a controlled class A drug with intent to supply.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled class A drug with intent to supply. He has been released on police bail until November 20, while a third man was released with no further action.

Dacorum’s Chief Insp Glen Channer said: “These warrants follow recent activity carried out in September and form part of our long-term plan to target those suspected of being involved in the supply of drugs into Hemel Hempstead.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank residents again for their continued support with this activity. We have listened to your concerns and are taking action.”

Last month, a 36-year-old woman was arrested in Everest Way on suspicion of possession of class A drugs as part of the operation. She has been released on bail until October 23.

Call 101 if you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your neighbourhood.

For more on the drug raids being executed under Operation Calamus, click here.