Drugs warrants carried out in Wickford and Basildon

Police executed three warrants on Friday September 3, in a joint operation led by the South Disruptor Team.

Supported by colleagues from Basildon’s Community Policing Team, the Operational Support Group and dog section, the South Disruptor team halted a cannabis cultivation in Russel Gardens, Wickford, and seized suspected class A and B drugs in Rochester Way, Basildon.

In total, the seized drugs have an estimated value of £130,000.

A 37-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with the production of cannabis.

A 34-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production, the possession of class A and B drugs and abstracting electricity. He has been released under investigation.

A third man, 37, was then arrested on suspicion of the production of a controlled drug and theft of a motor vehicle. He has since been released under investigation.

Officers couldn’t carry out these warrants without your help – if you believe someone is involved in the production or supply of drugs in your area, please report it.
Rng101 or submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

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