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Man pleads guilty to possession of heroin in Harlow

News / Sat 29th Mar 2014 am31 09:21am

AN east London man arrested as part of a police initiative to “enhance the quality of life for people” living in Harlow has pleaded guilty to drug-dealing.

Operation Hornet was Essex Police’s response to community concerns and intelligence following reported Class A drug activity and violence since the beginning of the year.

On Tuesday, March 4 officers executed search warrants at 31 residential properties under the Misuse of Drugs Act resulting in numerous arrests and the recovery of large quantities of cocaine and heroin.

Michael Adesanmi was arrested on Tuesday, March 25 following further information from residents living in the Passmores area of the town. The 18-year-old unemployed man from Brooke Road in Clapton was charged with three counts of supplying heroin and two counts of being in possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

He was detained in police custody prior to his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 26 where he pleaded guilty to the five offences. He had been found by police with 72 wraps of cocaine and heroin in his possession.

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Paul Maleary, said: “We would like to again thank the residents and retailers of Harlow for their ongoing support in tackling crime and drug-dealing in the town. The partnership approach to continuing with this success is to make us aware of such criminal activity or suspicious behaviour.”

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