14 charged after drugs raids

Fourteen people have been charged with drug offences after raids in Blyth on Thursday.

Police carried out 14 search warrants and arrested 15 people throughout Thursday in direct response to concerns raised by residents about heroin supply in the town.

All fourteen are due to appear at South East Nothumberland Magistrates Court on Friday September 6.

Those charged are Emma Louise Barker, 32, of Hortondale Grove, Michael Johnson, 48, of Hortondale Grove, Brian Mitchell, 37, of Hortondale Grove, Dawn Brown, 46, of Beaumont Street, Christopher Miller, 34, of Beaumont Street, Stephen Edward Pugh, 21, of Trevelyan Avenue, Victoria Jefferson, 36, of Benridge Park, Gary Wilkie, 47, of Ingoe Close, Michael Trevor Brown, 26, of Gladstone Street, Mark Anthony Reith, 38, of Salisbury Street, David John Bates, 24, of Marlow Street, Mandy Cranson, 38, of Milldale Avenue, Shaun Mark Woods, 21, of William Street and Anthony Proctor, 41, of no fixed address.

A 28-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of obstructing police received a caution.