Drug raids in Swanton Road and Godric Place in Norwich lead to arrests

Police carried out drug raids in two areas of Norwich earlier this week, and four people are due in court today to face charges.

Ivor Lee, 54, Wanda Lee, 29, and Emily Smith, 51, all of Swanton Road, Mile Cross, and Paul Andrew Sayer, 40, of Godric Place, off Bowthorpe Road, near Norwich Community Hospital, are charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs heroin.

Both Ivor Lee and Sayer have been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court today , while Wanda Lee and Smith have been released on bail to appear at court today .

A 44-year-old Norwich man and three men arrested in Leicestershire in connection with the investigation have been released on bail pending further enquiries. Meanwhile, a 41-year-old woman arrested by detectives yesterday in relation to the investigation remains in custody at Wymondham police investigation centre. A Norfolk police spokesman said that the raids were part of an ongoing major investigation into the supply of drugs, and that more arrests were expected to follow. The level of drugs involved is also believed to be quite high.

No-one in Swanton Road or Godric Place wished to comment last night .

But one woman, who was walking her dogs through Godric Place and did not wish to be named, said she was surprised that a raid had been carried out in the area. 'This is quite a quiet area,' she said. 'And you don't see much trouble.'

As reported, a Norwich drugs den was closed down last month after police applied for the crack house closure order following complaints about anti-social behaviour and suspected illegal drug activity at a flat in Paper Mill Yard, off King Street. As a result the tenants were forced to leave the Blue Mill flat, which had been boarded-up for three months.

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The action in Paper Mill Yard followed the successful closures of other crack houses at Barnard's Yard, off Coslany Street, Mariners Lane, off Ber Street and Throckmorton Yard, off Magdalen Street, all in Norwich. Have you got a problem with drugs where you live? Call Evening News reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk.