Three charged with drugs offences

Three men have been charged with drugs offences following a series of warrants executed in Laindon, Langdon Hills, and Canvey Island yesterday (Saturday September 2).

Four men were arrested and officers seized a suspected kilo of cocaine and £24,000 in cash.

Three of the men have now been charged.

Richard Gill, 49, of Jefferson Avenue, Laindon, 33 year-old Jay Pattinson, of Third Walk, Canvey Island, and Karl McKay, 32, of Tower Avenue, Laindon, have all been charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

They are due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday September 4).
The other man arrested, a 28 year-old, has been released under investigation.