Operation Gravity


Norfolk Constabulary has been focussed on disrupting and preventing County Lines drug dealing in our local towns and villages since December 2016 when we launched Operation Gravity . Since then more than 650 people have been arrested. A large quantity of Class A drugs and cash has also been seized, along with knives and mobile phones.

By working with our neighbouring forces, the Metropolitan Police and local communities, we have been able to respond to reports of drug related crime, however we cannot be complacent. We want to make Norfolk a difficult environment for those who think they can come into our county and deal drugs, and anyone caught breaking the law will be dealt with robustly.

Enforcement alone will not solve the problems associated with County Lines dealing. Earlier intervention is required to steer the vulnerable away from a life of drug abuse and violence. This intervention must involve a range of agencies and support the vital roles that families must play in keeping young people safe and out of trouble.

Officers from the Constabulary’s Safer Schools Partnership have also played a role in preventing young people becoming involved county lines drug dealing. A play has toured 64 high schools across the county educating young people about the risks and consequences of drug crime. Officers have seen many cases within the last year where young people have been exploited and used to transport drugs. The performance explores these issues and also urges anyone who may know of someone at risk to come forward.

We have been overwhelmed by the public support of Operation Gravity so far – and whilst it has led to more reports of illegal drug activity and knife crime in the county – it has enabled to take action where it is needed.

Anyone with information about illegal drugs activity should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101; however, if you have information but want to stay anonymous you can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Anyone needing help and support can also contact Change Grow Live (CGL) on 01603 514096. CGL provide confidential advice and treatment for adults with drug and alcohol problems.

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Here are just some of the great results achieved by Operation Gravity. For more information and current stories check out our current news pages. 

Nine people jailed for supplying class A drugs in Norwich

Nine people have been jailed for a total of 33 years for supplying Class A drugs in Norwich.


Taking the problems that drugs cause seriously 
Two men have been imprisoned for a total of eight years for supplying class A drugs in Norwich having been convicted at an earlier hearing.


London man jailed for supplying drugs to Norfolk
A man who had a significant role managing drug dealing networks between Norfolk and London has been jailed for eight years.


New partnership brings extra help to vulnerable drug users
Vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services thanks to a new partnership which will see mental health staff work alongside police to take help direct into people’s homes.


Police shut down Norwich flat connected to illegal drug users
A flat in Norwich used for illegal drug activity has been shut down.The property in Derby Street has been at the centre of drug use and anti-social behaviour for several months.


33 arrested in week action targeting drug dealers
Police have arrested 33 people in a week of action targeting drug dealers in Norwich.


Drug dealers jailed for eight years.
Two men have been imprisoned for a total of eight years for supplying class A drugs in Norwich having been convicted at an earlier hearing.