A dealer has been jailed after 46 packages of drugs were found inside his body when he tried to sell some to an undercover police officer.Read the full story ›
Do you recognise any of these faces? Police have released pictures of their 'most wanted' in connection with drug dealing in Norfolk.Read the full story ›
A drug dealer from Dunstable who used a Caribbean cruise as cover for smuggling more than two hundred thousand pounds worth of cocaine into the country has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.
55-year-old Kevin Enright, from Milton Way, had collected the drugs while in St Lucia, but Border Force Officers intercepted him when he docked at Southampton. He had two suitcases with false linings hiding around three kilograms of cocaine.
"Our investigation involved liaison with law enforcement partners in the Caribbean, and through that, we were able to prove that Enright's story was made up. It became clear that he had contacts with others involved in drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Cocaine fuels violence and exploitation on our streets, and Enright's role was a crucial one in a long criminal chain. That is reflected in the sentence he received."
A gang who took over the houses of addicts across Clacton to deal drugs have been convicted - following a three-year investigation.Read the full story ›
The family of a woman from Colchester who died after taking ecstasy have released a video on social media warning against the dangers of taking drugs.
They described 20-year-old Amy Vigus as having a big heart and a caring nature. They say she took the drugs in a "moment of madness".
Her parents gave her CPR and she died at Colchester hospital on Monday.
Amy's family have posted a video on Facebook warning of the dangers of taking drugs which has been viewed more than two million times.
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A 12-strong gang of Luton drug dealers - including three boys aged under 18 - have been jailed for a total of 40 years.Read the full story ›
Two men from Cambridgeshire caught with £50,000 worth of cannabis have escaped jail.
Jack Ross, 19, of Creek Road in March, and 23-year-old Harry Ardron, 23, of Belsize Avenue in Peterborough, pleaded guilty to drugs offences at Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday May 9.
The court heard how the pair were seen leaving a property in Creek Road on June 21 last year with a large bag. They were stopped by police who found 6kg of cannabis with a street value of up to £48,000.
A search of Ross' home uncovered 10 plants with a street value of up to £6,900.
Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.
Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10-month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.
A driver caught with drugs levels more than one hundred times over the legal driving limit has been jailed for 18 weeks.
Gintars Garkajs, 30, from Wisbech was also banned from driving for five years.
Garkajs was stopped in his Audi A6 in January and a roadside drugs test revealed cocaine in his system. Further tests showed he was 100 times over the limit for MDMA (ecstacy) as well as being more than 10 times over set limits for cocaine and benzoylecgonine.
“Driving under the influence of drugs is completely unacceptable.
"By doing so you significantly increase the chance of being involved in a serious, even fatal collision. It’s simple, if you’ve consumed drugs, don’t risk driving.”
Drug drive limits are set very low for illegal substances and there are also designated levels for some prescription medications.
Roadside drug testing kits can now detect the presence of cocaine and cannabis in someone’s system.
- During March police officers in Cambridgeshire conducted 29 roadside drugs tests with 18 motorists testing positive.
A man who used the profits of the illegal drugs trade to travel the world has had a confiscation order made against him for £500,000.Read the full story ›
Police in Essex have arrested a man after cannabis plants were found near Braintree.
A 54-year-old man has been released on police bail after officers executed of a drugs warrant on The Street in Stisted.
Officers found 22 mature plants and nine younger cannabis plants within outbuildings at the address when they attended just after 9am on Monday 4 April.