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Eight charged with drugs offences after raids in Croydon

News   •   Aug 14, 2020 19:44 BST

A series of early morning raids took place in Croydon

A number of people have been charged with drug offences following a series of early morning warrants across two days in Croydon.

A total of 11 warrants were executed on Wednesday, 12 August with a number of arrests made. The following have since been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:

[A] Chevan Ellis, 24 (20.11.95) of Violet Lane, Croydon. He has been bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, 10 September.

[B] Jack Green, 25 (22.06.95) of London Road, Croydon. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, 10 September.

[C] Junior McCarthy, 24 (04.01.96) of Waddon New Road, Croydon has been charged with six counts of supplying Class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin). He has been bailed to appear at court on Friday, 6 November.

[D] A 17-year-old male has been charged with four counts of supplying Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine). He has been bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, 10 September.

[E] A 16-year-old male has been charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs. He will appear at court on a date yet to be set.

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[F] A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

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A further 12 warrants were executed on Thursday, 13 August as part of the same operation with a number of arrests made. The following have since been charged:

[G] Camara Jeffrey, 20 (03.06.00) of Dressington Avenue, Lewisham has been charged with possession of Class A drugs and has been bailed to appear at court at a date yet to be set.

[H] Byran Andrade, 19 (18.12.00) of St Peters Road, Croydon has been charged with six counts of supplying Class A drugs. He has been bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, 15 September.

[I] Alessandro Battellani, 45 (12.10.74) of Heathfield Gardens, Croydon has been charged with eight counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He was remanded in custody and will appear at court on Friday, 14 August.

+ A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs but was released with no further action.