Three charged after drugs worth £1m seized in Rayleigh

Two men and a woman have been charged as part of an investigation by the police serious and organised crime unit into the supply of Class A drugs in Essex.

A vehicle was stopped by officers on the A127 at Rayleigh at about 8.40pm on Thursday May 19. A subsequent search of the vehicle was carried out and officers found a significant quantity of cocaine.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

A search of a property was then carried out in Worcester Drive, Rayleigh, where officers found an additional significant quantity of drugs.

A woman was arrested at the address on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Police believe the drugs seized to be worth more than £1million.

Tye Cook, 29, of Worcester Drive, Rayleigh, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

Scott Cowell, 33, of Clarence Road, Rayleigh, has been charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug.

Jane Cook, 49, of Worcester Drive, Rayleigh, is charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

They appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday May 21.

They are due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on a date from June 20.

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Mick Ferris

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