Police seize 8,000 prescription pills from Wakefield home


Over 8,000 pregablin, zopiclone and eszopiclone tablets, Class C drugs, were found, along with a small quantity of cocaine, cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

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The emergency warrant was obtained and executed yesterday (Tuesday, May 3) at the property at Carnforth Avenue, Wakefield, within hours after a member of the public stopped a neighborhood official to report concerns that the property was open for delivery illegal goods was used substances.

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Police conducted the search at Carnforth Avenue, Wakefield. (Image: Google)

Chief Inspector Chris Raby, manager of neighborhoods and partnerships for the Wakefield District, said: “That’s what neighborhood policing is about. This was true team and partnership work, with officials and PCSOs responding quickly and decisively to information provided by a member of the public.

“This was a massive seizure of controlled drugs. There’s a reason some substances require a prescription; They can be extremely dangerous if used improperly. Luckily, the drugs we seized are no longer being sold on the streets of Wakefield or anywhere else.”


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