DRUGS DEN CLOSED: Police act after neighbours concerns
Image of house raided
West Midlands Police have shut down a house linked to drug abuse and prostitution after hearing how tenants were a constant nuisance to their neighbours.
The problem property in Wren Street, Coventry, was acting as a suspected crack house with reports of frequent late night visitors and drug taking in the street.
Officers were also called to deal with regular disorders outside the address, which is in the Hillfields area, and people injecting drugs in an alleyway used by school-run parents and children.
Two drugs warrants were executed at the house last year where the residents – a man aged 50 and a 46-year-old woman – were arrested.
Seventy wraps of suspected crack cocaine were found inside a sock officers believe was thrown from a window – and at another address linked to the woman we found £25,000 in cash and another 400 drugs wraps.
That second raid was last December, enquiries are progressing and the woman remains under investigation.
Officers have now secured a closure order on the property – granted by magistrates in Coventry last week (16 March) – after we worked with council colleagues to submit a detailed document outlining the community concerns.
Watch the channel on TV