Wickford: Four charged in drugs and firearms investigation
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Friday 12 August
A group of men have been charged a number of offences following the execution of warrants in Wickford yesterday (11 August).
We carried out warrants at three different addresses yesterday as part of our ongoing work to tackle drug related and firearms-related criminality.
The following individuals have been charged with varying drug-related offences.
• Albert Anderson, 21 of London Road, Wickford • Johns Anderson, 55 of Sandon Court, Basildon • Mason Peckham, 21 of Riverside Walk, Wickford • Elliot Deprose, 28 of Alicia Avenue, Wickford
A 24-year-old woman from Basildon was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. She has since been released on bail.
They are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court tomorrow (13 August).
Thursday 11 August
Five people have been arrested and a significant amount of drugs, cash, and weapons have been seized during warrants in Wickford.
Warrants were carried out at four addresses as part of our work to tackle the sale of drugs in the south of the county.
A 59 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug, two 21 year-old men and a 24 year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, and a 55 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.
They are all currently in custody.
Officers also seized 1kg of suspected Class A drugs, around £50,000 in cash, and a number of firearms.
Detective Inspector Yoni Adler said:
“These were a successful set of warrants this morning and are part of our ongoing work to tackle the sale of drugs in the county.
“Drugs ruin lives and destroy communities and we’re working every day to stop their sale.
“If you have any information about the sale of drugs, we need you to contact us.”
You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.