Ipswich: Man charged after Morgan Drive drug raid

IPSWICH: A 36-year-old man from Ipswich is due in court next week after firearms and drug squad officers raided a property in Ipswich.

Police have said they carried out a search warrant on the premises after a tip-off from a member of the public.

Officers from the Ipswich drugs team, Suffolk Constabulary’s tactical firearms unit and the automated number plate recognition intercept team were involved in the raid which took place in Morgan Drive at around 4:20pm last Friday.

A quantity of what police believe to be heroin worth approximately �8,000, was discovered inside the property and a man was arrested as a result of the find.

Atik Miah, of Morgan Drive in Ipswich, was taken to Ipswich police station for questioning.

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After being interviewed by officers he was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He has been remanded in custody until next Monday when he will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich.

Detective Inspector Stuart Sowerby, who led the investigation, said: “This is a very pleasing result which means, we believe, that a significant amount of drugs have been removed from the streets of Ipswich.

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“The seizure demonstrates our commitment to tackling the suspected supply and use of drugs in Suffolk and this work is ongoing.

“We are grateful to everyone who contacts the police about these types of offences and will continue to act on the information we receive.

“I would appeal to anyone who has information regarding drugs or any other crimes to call 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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