Update: Man arrested following drugs raid in Woodcroft

Crime / Tue 23rd Jan 2024 at 04:23pm

Update: Jan 24th

A man has appeared in court following a drugs warrant in Harlow.

Ndue Fiku, 29, of no fixed abode, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 23 January charged with production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.

He is next due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on February 20.
The arrest follows a drugs warrant executed at an address in Woodcroft, Harlow, by the Harlow Community Policing Team, on Monday 22 January.

During that operation, officers seized more than 100 cannabis plants.


A MAN was arrested flowing a drugs raid in Harlow on Monday morning.

Harlow Community Policing Team effected a warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

YH understands that the location was Woodcroft off Abercrombie Way, Harlow.

Upon entry a significant amount of plants suspected to be cannabis were located and a 29 year old male was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

Sergeant Kirkby from the Community Policing Team said: ” Drugs ruin lives and damage communities.

The team will continue to target those who are concerned in the production, supply and use of controlled substances.

“The production of cannabis feeds into a bigger network of criminality and exploitation. Information from the public is extremely important to us.

“If any members of the public suspect someone to be growing cannabis or there is crime and drug dealing taking place, report it to us. If you tell us, we will act.”

The 29 year old male remains in custody pending questioning.

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4 Comments for Update: Man arrested following drugs raid in Woodcroft:

2024-01-23 18:09:46

Police were probably tipped off by the energy company because of the high electric bill 😅

2024-01-23 20:01:43

Meh they could be doing something productive, it is time drugs were legalised. I have never taken them or been interested in them but we cannot even keep drugs out of prison. The war on drugs just gives government more power and makes people very rich in the legal profession. Legalise it and think of the cost savings. Though it does mean police will not get to dress like they are commandos anymore

2024-01-23 20:16:01

Aunty's boo I would had thought the meter was bypassed

Luke Burton
2024-01-23 23:42:18

War on drugs is an utter failure. Sure, I'd love to see these people put in prison for life for their vile trade but it pouring billions into trying to keep a hydra in check just doesn't seem to be working. Agree with Adam - time to give legalisation or decriminalisation some thought.

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