Drug dealers caught red handed in Maddox Road

Crime / Thu 11th May 2017 at 07:22pm


TWO drug dealers have been sentenced after they were caught red-handed by officers from Essex Police’s West Operation Raptor team.
Chelmsford Crown Court heard how officers were patrolling the Maddox Road area of Harlow on March 7 last year when they spotted a group of known drug users near to a silver Peugeot.

Moments later Mohammed Rehman, 26, and 25-year-old Rhys Regisford were seen getting out of the car. Officers approached the two men to search them and they tried to flee. During the chase Regisford threw a white plastic ball into the air which contained 45 rocks of crack cocaine and 1gramme of heroin.

The pair were arrested and Rehman was also found to be in possession of cannabis.
Regisford of Hyde Close, East London was charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply. He was given a two-year suspended jail sentence.
Rehman of Richmond Street, East London was charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and possessing cannabis. He was jailed for three years and 3 months.

Following the sentencing Sgt James Paget of the West Operation Raptor team said: “This case demonstrates the depth of knowledge our Raptor teams have about drug dealers in our respective areas.
“If you are a drug dealer in Essex we know how you work, we know where you work, we know who you associate with and it will only be a matter of time before we come to arrest you.
“As long as dealers continue to target the streets of our county, we will continue to target them.”

Rehman and Regisford were sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday May 8.

Operation Raptor teams were set up by Essex Police in the North, South and West of the county to target drug and gang-related crime.
If you have information about drug or gang-related crime in your area please call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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