Seven charged with drugs offences

Seven people have been charged as part of a long-running investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in Essex.

Officers from the Op Raptor South team executed a number of warrants across south Essex on June 15 and 16 and a number of people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

As part of the complex investigation officers also seized more than £20,000 of what we believe to be Class A drugs.

Three men, two women, a boy and a girl have now been charged as part of the operation.

Nathan Muskitta, 22, of Boscombe Road, Southend, and Leon Frokku, 19, of Colne Drive, Shoebury, have been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The appeared in Southend Magistrates’ Court on Thursday June 16. No pleas were entered and both will next appear at Basildon Crown Court on 14 July.

Five others were also charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

They are:

  • McKinnon Chaviri, 21, of Wool Pack, Shoebury
  • A 16-year-old boy from Shoebury
  • Sherraldine Gallagher, 55, of Southchurch Road, Southend
  • Jessica Osman, 19, of Stanier Close, Southend
  • A 17-year-old girl from Bromley

They appeared briefly at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Friday June 17 and will next appear for a pre-trial preparation hearing at Basildon Crown Court on July 15.

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Mick Ferris

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