#parents | #teensvaping | Teen charged after vulnerable woman’s flat ‘used to sell drugs’

Police officers have charged a teenager after a vulnerable woman’s flat was allegedly used to sell drugs.

Information was passed to the police that a flat in Abbey Street, where a vulnerable woman lived, was allegedly being targeted by individuals who would use the property as a base for drug dealing – also known as “cuckooing”, say Derbyshire police.

Two boys from Manchester, aged 17 and 16, were arrested at the property on January 14, by officers from Derbyshire Constabulary’s Pro-Active Unit.

They have since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Now as part of the same operation another teenager, Kayvon Flemmings of Eastglade Road, Nottingham, has been arrested and charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine between August 2019 and January 2020 and possessing criminal property.

The 18-year-old has been remanded into prison custody and is due to appear in court on Monday, February 17.

“Cuckooing” refers to a drug-dealing tactic whereby dealers take over a vulnerable person’s home to sell drugs from it.

It involves exploitation by gang members to help them move and sell drugs across the country.

This process is known as “county lines” because it refers to drug-dealing phone lines.




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