On Friday evening officers from the Sharrow Policing Team worked alongside Special Constables, patrolling the Washington Road and London Road areas with passive drugs dog Rosco.
Five people were searched during the evening and one person was arrested on suspicion with intent to supply Class B drugs, he has since been released under investigation.
Sergeant Ross Greenwood said: “I’d like to thank the public for their continued support in Sharrow, which means we can carry out focused and targeted work like this.
“Please keep talking to us and report any matters of concern by ringing 101, reporting crime online or calling Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 500111.”
The operation was based on intelligence passed on to officers by the community around drug use in the area.