Wrexham Crackhouse Closed And Sealed Off

Police in Wrexham have closed and sealed a flat associated with class A drug use and anti-social behaviour. Wrexham Magistrates granted a three month closure order on the house in Y Wern in Caia Park, Wrexham, following an application by North Wales Police.

The application was made to the court after evidence was gathered by officers under the recent and successful Operation Quantity that the flat was being used for the supply and use of Class A drugs.

This activity not only created disorder but caused a serious nuisance to the local community, said police. It generated many complaints regarding the activities that were going on in and centered round the flat.

The flat has now been sealed and for the next three months it is an offence for anyone to enter.

“The supply and use of illicit drugs in the Wrexham area clearly cause of great concern to the communities,” said Chief Superintendent Phill Thomson.

“Without a doubt it had a negative effect on community life in general and we remain determined to battle against it and to help improve the quality of life of law abiding individuals who live in the area.”

Sgt Darren Jacks said: “We are delighted with the decision. It is a result of several months of hard work and evidence gathering that was undertaken as part of Operation Quantity. PC Dave Robert, anti social behaviour officer, has worked hard to obtain, collate and produce the evidence that was placed before the magistrates. We hope that yesterday’s closure order is the first of many.”

The closure order was made under Section 2 of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 whereby magistrates are empowered to issue the order when they are satisfied that the premises in question is being used in connection with the use of Class A drugs and that the property is associated with serious disorder and nuisance.