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Ilkeston man charged and remanded to prison following drug search

It took place at his property last week.

The search took place on Wednesday, March 27 after intelligence from the community about suspicious behaviour at house on Rodney Way.

A quantity of crack cocaine and heroin were found and a man and a woman arrested.

Paul Zelnis, a 46-year-old man from the address was charged with one offence of possession of a Class A drug, crack cocaine, with intent to supply and possession of a Class A drug, heroin,  with intent to supply.

He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court the next day on Thursday, March 28 and was remanded in to prison custody, appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, April 25.

The 37-year-old arrested woman has been released under investigation.       

Sergeant Mark Gould, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “I had received information from the local community about the activity at this address and so the team and I paid it a visit with our colleagues from the pro-active team.

“The action shows that we will take such complaints from the community seriously and act on it.

“This type of activity causes disruption and anti-social behaviour and working together with residents we are determined to bring people to justice.”

If you are worried about such activity in your neighbourhood contact your Safer Neighbourhood team using any of the following non-emergency methods:

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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