Pair charged with drug dealing in Newmarket
Officers who specialise in tackling drug dealing and related criminality have charged two people in two separate cases.
On Monday, January 23, officers from the West and East Serious Crime Disruption Team, supported by the West Scorpion and Sentinel teams attended an address in Newmarket and arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of drug offences.
Christopher Cook, aged 25, of St George, in Newmarket, was charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis, possession with intent to supply cocaine and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
He was remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday, January 24, where he was further remanded to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, February 21.
Meanwhile, in a separate operation, on Wednesday, January 25, officers from the same West and East SCDT working with the Met Police Operation Orochi team arrested a male in east London on suspicion of drug dealing offences in Newmarket.
Jerome Underhill, aged 30m of Mount Pleasant Lane, in London, was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply of heroin, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin. He was remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, January 26) and was subsequently remanded to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, February 23.
DI Greg Moore said: “These results in recent days demonstrate once again that we remain on the front foot when it comes to tackling County Lines drug dealing. There is no place to hide for suspects with our specialist officers continuing to be highly effective at rooting out such individuals.”
The SCDT core aim is to disrupt serious and organised gangs whose criminal activity focuses on issues such as drug supply and harmful personal acquisitive crime such as robbery/burglary. The team develop the relevant information and intelligence, conduct enforcement activity and then provide an officer who will build the case and see the investigation through to trial. The Scorpion team also lead on criminality related to drug offending.
The West Sentinel team is one of three Sentinel teams across the county to provide enhanced coverage of Suffolk’s road network, proactively disrupting serious and organised criminal activity as well as increase police visibility.
Operation Orochi is a collaboration set up by Suffolk Constabulary with the Metropolitan Police to tackle County Lines drug dealing that operates between London and Suffolk.
If anyone suspects drug dealing is taking place or see anything suspicious or out of place, tell police.
Call them on 101, or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers to report anonymously – either online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.