Officers have seized 11kg of Class A drugs as part of an ongoing investigation by our serious and organised crime unit.
Three warrants were executed on Monday 5 February, in Manningtree, Colchester and in Ipswich.
Initially, 5kg of suspected Class A drugs were found at an address in Manningtree. A further search of a property in Ipswich also uncovered more than 5kg of suspected Class A drugs. The substances have been seized.
Two men were arrested questioned on suspicion of drug offences.
We have now been authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service to charge Jack Hollister, 33 of Long Road, Lawford, Manningtree and William England, 69, of Hamlet Drive, Colchester, have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
They are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 7 February.
'Significant step forward'
Detective Inspector Frazer Low, of our serious and organised crime unit, said:
“At this stage, we have seized 11kg of Class A drugs which we believe was destined for the streets of Essex. “This is a significant step forward in this ongoing investigation and two men have now been charged."
'We work hard to target drug supply across Tendring'
Acting Chief Inspector Taks Shah, acting Tendring district commander, added:
“Drugs are a scourge on our communities and, as a force, we work incredibly hard to target those people who we believe to be behind the supply. “Clearly, this operation has resulted in a really significant drug seizure. That is 11kg of Class A drugs destined for our streets which will now be destroyed.”
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