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Haverhill homes raided as police crackdown on drugs trade




Eight people have been arrested and two of them charged after police raided properties in Haverhill as part of an ongoing investigation into a conspiracy to supply cocaine in the town.

On Thursday, June 4 officers executed two warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Sorrel Walk and Meadowsweet Close.

Searches of the two properties resulted in a quantity of cash and suspected Class A drugs being seized.

All eight people arrested as part of the operation - which is being led by the Serious Crime Disruption Team – and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Kelly Atcheson, 49, of Sorrel Walk and Leonard Whistlecraft,40, of Meadowsweet Close have subsequently been charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine

They appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, June 6, where Atcheson was remanded in custody and Whistlecraft was granted bail.

Both are due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday, July 6.

The details of the other six arrests are as follows:

n A 31-year-old woman from Haverhill; arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug and money laundering

n A 20-year-old woman from Haverhill; arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, money laundering and assaulting a police officer

n A 16-year-old boy from Haverhill, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug

n A 54-year-old man from Haverhill, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug

n A 67-year-old man from Haverhill, arrested on suspicion of money laundering

n A 69-year-old woman from Haverhill, arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

All six have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.


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