Eight Charged Following Drug Raids

Eight people have been charged following drugs raids in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft yesterday morning (Tuesday 10 March).

The warrants were carried out as part of crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs.

Officers searched a house in the High Street in Lowestoft after breaking down the door, where a number of mobile phones and sim cards were seized.

Dale Springer, aged 45 and of the High Street, was arrested and later charged with one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.

Cash and an amount of Class A drugs were discovered at a property when police raided an address in Marine Parade, Lowestoft. Carl Balls, aged 47 and of Marine Parade was arrested and later charged with one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.

A woman in her 30s, and from the Lowestoft area was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. She has been bailed until 19 March pending further enquiries.

Another man, Colin Owusu-Asokwa, aged 25 and from London, was also arrested at the address on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He was later charged on one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.

Officers searched an address in Normanston Drive, which led to the arrest of a male at a property in St Peters Street. The man, Anthony Jones, aged 59 and of Normanston Drive, was later charged on one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.

Another man, Steven Alexander, aged 34 and of no fixed abode, was arrested in the Marine Parade area and later charged on one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine, one count of conspiracy to supply heroin and three counts of theft.

A further warrant at an address in London Road South, Lowestoft saw a man, aged in his 40s arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of Class A and he was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He has been bailed until 23 April pending further enquiries.

An address in Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth was entered forcibly by officers after information had been received that drug dealing was taking place at the address. Paul Plumb, who's 41 and of Nelson Road North, was arrested and later charged on one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.  

In Vincent Close, Cobholm, police searched an address where the occupant was suspected of being involved in the dealing of drugs. Paul Brason, aged 31 and of Vincent Close, was arrested and later charged with one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.

Finally, a man and a woman were arrested when officers broke down a door at a flat in Middlegate, Great Yarmouth. A small amount of white powder believed to be a Class A drug was discovered along with paraphernalia and was seized by officers.

The man, aged in his 40s and from Yarmouth, was questioned on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug. He's been released without charge.

The woman, 35-year-old Sarah Morris of Middlegate, was later charged with one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. 

All those charged were remanded in custody to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday 11 March).

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