Two charged after police raids

CASH and drugs were seized following a series of raids by police in Suffolk.Police carried out the operation at eight properties in the Forest Heath area yesterday morning.

Laurence Cawley

CASH and drugs were seized following a series of raids by police in Suffolk.

Police carried out the operation at eight properties in the Forest Heath area yesterday morning.

The properties raided were in Peterhouse Close, Mildenhall; Mill Street, Mildenhall; Rayes Lane, Newmarket; Howard de Walden Way, Newmarket; Freshfields, Newmarket; Croft Road, Newmarket; High Street, Lakenheath, and Gorse Close, Lakenheath.


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Det Insp Andy Smith, who led the operation, said: “A significant amount of cash and class A and B drugs have been seized. The message I want to send out to those concerned in the supply and misuse of drugs is clear - if you continue to use and supply drugs you can expect to be caught and brought to justice.

“I would also wish to reassure our communities that Suffolk Police will not tolerate this sort of criminality, and to appeal to them for information in respect of known or suspected drug dealers.”

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In connection with the raids, 31-year-old Shaun Vittles of Peterhouse Close has been charged with possession of cannabis, possession of MDMA and the production of cannabis, and is due before Bury magistrates on April 16, and John Lawlor, 46, of Howard de Walden Way, was charged with possession of cocaine and is due before Bury magistrates on April 14.

A number of other men were arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences and have been released on police bail until a later date.

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