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Tens of thousands of pounds seized in Clacton drugs warrants

Essex Police say they will continue to target those believed to be involved in the supply of drugs (Essex Police).

Police in the town targeted three addresses as part of Operation Sceptre, the ongoing crackdown on serious violence in Essex.

Warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act were carried out a property on Dudley Road on 27th October, and an address in Witting Close and Totlands Drive on 11th October.

Officers seized suspected class A drugs and herbal cannabis, over £30,000 in cash, and arrested seven people in connection who remain under investigation.

A stun gun was also discovered at the property on Dudley Road. 

At the address on Witting Close a 33-year-old woman from Clacton and a 29-year-old man from Hackney were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug.

A 28-year-old man and 55-year-old woman from Clacton were arrested on suspicion of the same offence at the address on Totlands Drive, the male was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

Clacton drugs warrant ESSEX POLICE
Drugs, cash and a stun gun were seized from the three addresses (Essex Police).

At the Dudley Road property, a 30-year-old woman and two males from the town, aged 26 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and firearms offences.

Sgt Simon Tattersall, of the Tendring Community Police Team, said: "The warrants are part of our ongoing work to tackle serious violence, and drug dealing is often associated with violence and exploitation.

"We’ve managed to take a significant amount of suspected drugs off the streets and will continue to target individuals that we believe are involved in such crimes.

"Information from the community is really important in helping us do this, so if you know anyone who is involved, please tell us."

You can report anything to police by calling 101.

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