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MAN CHARGED: Cannabis worth £50,000 found after police raid Watford property 

 Published on: 11th October 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Cannabis worth an estimated £50,000 was recovered from a property in Watford.

The search was conducted in Cezanne Road by officers from both the Safer Neighbourhood and Operation Scorpion teams respectively.

They entered the property just after 6am on Friday 4 October and carried out a search of the address under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) Act.

They seized more than 1,100 bags of suspected cannabis and arrested two people.

Rocci Farrugia, aged 37, of Cezanne Road, Watford, has been charged with one count of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, November 4.

A 28-year-old woman from Watford was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

PC Hollie Taylor, from Watford’s Operation Scorpion team, said: “We are pleased that we have prevented this substantial amount of drugs from reaching the streets. We were able to take action thanks to intelligence submitted to us by members of the public, who told us that they had witnessed suspicious activity linked to the address. 

“Friday’s high-visibility action is just part of the work we are doing to tackle drug supply in Watford. Drugs can have a hugely detrimental effect on local communities as more often than not, they are a pre-cursor to more violent and acquisitive crime.

“If you suspect drug crime in your neighbourhood, please take the time report it to us so we can build an intelligence picture and take proactive steps like we have done here.”

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/Report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via web chat here.

You can also call the non-emergency number 101, and ask for Herts Police.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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