Peterborough Drugs Crackdown

10 February 2011, 06:00 | Updated: 21 February 2011, 12:01

Police in Peterborough have seized around £17,000 worth of drugs and arrested around 40 people since last November.

It's part of a crackdown on the supply of drugs in Peterborough called "Operation Riptide".

The heroin and crack cocaine pictured on the right are the drugs that have been confiscated.

24 year old Ayleasha Bennett, from Oundle Road in Peterborough, recently became the first criminal to be jailed as part of the operation.

She has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting supplying heroin.

Chief Inspector Paul Rogers, the force's lead on drugs, said: "We are continuing to tackle those people dealing drugs in Peterborough and we are having some significant success.

However, the work being carried out to get people off drugs is just as important because it reduces demand and disrupts the market that dealers rely on.

We are engaging with drug users who want to get help, offering them support and warning them that some drugs on the market could cause them serious harm."