A JUDGE has closed up three Huddersfield homes - after hearing of the misery caused by drugs.
The houses were shut up under new laws after residents were ordered out for inflicting months of drug and disorder misery on desperate neighbours.
Homes in Milnsbridge, Golcar and Crosland Moor were raided by police teams on Tuesday morning.
The people arrested appeared in court yesterday.
Photos from inside two of the houses, seen above, were released by police to the Examiner.
Huddersfield Magistrates' Court heard how the co-ordinated raids, which came after three months of intelligenge gathering, were part of a campaign called Operation Constantine Three.
The operation uses new Anti-Social Behaviour Act powers to shut houses that have been associated with drugs and disorder.
The court heard how Deborah Stubbs' Tintern Avenue home in Milnsbridge had been used as a "doss house" by drug users. Two children also lived in the house.
Det Insp Neil Thompson said Stubbs and her friend Martin Robinson had tested positive for heroin and cocaine when tested by police after the raids.
He added: "There were people coming to that address at all times of the day and night to feed their habit.
"There is evidence of prostitution from that address associated with drug taking."
Det Insp Thompson said on a visit in September 2005 police had seen a man and woman having sex in an upstairs bedroom while four men waited their turn next door.
He added: "The house is being used by people specifically to have sex.
"It is what is known classically as a knocking shop."
Miss Stubbs, 31, said drug dealing and prostitution were not taking place on her premises.
Prosecuting Adrian Strong said: "The truth is you and Mr Robinson regularly use Class A drugs.
"You use them in that house. The syringes, the burn-off, the dirty needles.
"That's from you and Mr Robinson's drug use isn't it?"
Miss Stubbs, who has no criminal convictions, denied the matter.
However District Judge Jonathan Bennett said Miss Stubbs' evidence "lacked credibilty."
He gave Miss Stubbs time to remove personal effects and furniture from the council semi and ordered it be shuttered up for three months.
The Maple Avenue home of Kerry Hynes and David Heaton in Golcar was also ordered to be closed up.
Insp Thompson told the court how police had reports of more than 20 people a day arriving at the house and how needles and burnt foil, used in the preparation of heroin, were found strewn around the area.
Both tested positive for cocaine and heroin after the raids. They were given time to move personal items from the house before it was closed.
Nicola Gledhill's Dalmeny Avenue home in Crosland Moor was also ordered to be closed.
Miss Gledhill, 31, did not oppose the action.
Acting Det Insp Thompson told the Examiner the new attack on drug dealers was a partnership.
He added: "There are a number of agencies involved including police, housing and social services."
He added: "The message we are sending out is West Yorkshire Police are listening to people in communities.
"We are acting in partnership with local groups to improve the lives of people in these areas across Kirklees.
"It is simple. If you are drug dealing then we will arrest you."
The officer, who has headed similar campaigns in other towns, said: "The feedback we've had from other areas is that quality of life is being returned to people who've had to suffer with the chaotic lifestyles of drug users.
"Quite simply we encourage anybody to contact their Neighbourhood Policing Team if they have any information about drugs or disorder.
"People in communities deserve to be left in peace to live their lives and not have to put up with the misery that this sort of behaviour brings."