Two men arrested after drugs and large quantity of cash found in Chadwell Heath

The incident occurred in Valence Park, Dagenham

The incident occurred in Valence Park, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

Two men barricaded themselves at an address in Chadwell Heath during a police drugs warrant, when a large quantity of cash, drugs and eight mobile phones were found.

A 23 year-old and a 26 year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs following information received by police about drug dealing and complaints about the smell of cannabis from a property in Aqua Court, Chadwell Heath.

On November 3, officers from the Seven Kings and Chadwell Heath Safer Neighbourhoods Teams forced entry at the address and then into a bedroom where two men had barricaded themselves inside.

One man was seen throwing a quantity of cash out of the window.

Class A and B drugs were seized from several rooms after a search was carried out using a drugs dog and a large quantity of cash and eight mobiles phones were also found.

Both men have been bailed to an east London police station to a date at the beginning of March.

Pc Kate King, from the Neighbourhoods Policing Team, said: “The warrant was executed after the community passed this information to us and their concerns have allowed us to prevent a large amount of drugs from reaching the streets.

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“These arrests should send a clear signal to anyone contemplating drug dealing that this will not be tolerated in Redbridge.”

Anyone concerned an address may be used to distribute drugs should call police on 101 or contact their Safer Neighbourhoods Team.