HISTORY OF TROUBLE.IT IS not the first time police have swooped on the Elizabethville estate in Birtley. More than 30 officers searched homes in Lansbury Drive, Rosewood rosewood, popular name for the ornamental wood of several species of tropical trees, especially for the heartwood of certain leguminous trees of the genus Dalbergia of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). Brazilian rosewood, or jacaranda (D. Terrace and Dorset Avenue in March last year.
The raids came after a schoolboy was almost killed after taking a cocktail of drugs.
It was believed the 14-year-old took methadone methadone (mĕth`ədōn', –dŏn'), synthetic narcotic similar in effect to morphine. Synthesized in Germany, it came into clinical use after World War II. It is sometimes used as an analgesic and to suppress the cough reflex. and valium.
Officers raided three homes looking for heroin, cannabis and valium.
In July last year, police joined Gateshead Housing Company in cleaning up Lansbury Drive, Rutland Square and Devon Crescent.
They served eviction The removal of a tenant from possession of premises in which he or she resides or has a property interest done by a landlord either by reentry upon the premises or through a court action. notices on six families in a bid to crack down on problems including criminal damage, intimidation of residents, burglary, using imitation firearms, carrying weapons, threatening and abusive behaviour, and underage drinking.