Six charged in Southend drug investigation

Six men have been charged as part of an investigation into the sale of drugs in the Southend area.

The Essex Police South Disruptor Team carried out a series of warrants on Tuesday May 24 and recovered a five-figure sum of cash as well as suspected Class A drugs.

Six men were arrested and have now been charged:

Charlie Rowell, 25, of Daws Heath Road, Benfleet, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of cannabis;

Joseph Baldassarra, 28, of Coronation Close, Great Wakering, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and control of a thing knowing it was a counterfeit currency;

William Innes, 29, Jetty Mews, Southend, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and possession of cannabis;

Callum Parkinson, 23, of Thorney Bay Road, Canvey Island, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of cannabis;

Wade Bush, 26, of Tintern Avenue, Westcliff, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs;

Hayden Case, 24, of Queen Annes Grove, Hullbridge, has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and control of a thing knowing it was a counterfeit currency.

They all appeared a Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday May 25 and are next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on June 22.

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Mick Ferris

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