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Man charged in connection with drugs supply after vehicle stopped in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 26th May 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been charged in connection with the supply of drugs after officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit stopped a vehicle in Hemel Hempstead. 

The vehicle was stopped in Leverstock Green Road at around 9.40am on Sunday, May 19 and the driver was searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. 

A block of suspected cocaine was recovered. 

  • Derek Danso, aged 37, of Belsize Avenue in Peterborough, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday (May 20) where he was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday, June 17. 

Inspector Jeff Scott from the Dacorum Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) said: “We are committed to tackling those who attempt to bring drugs into Hertfordshire and will relentlessly pursue those suspected of doing so. 

“As part of the on-going fight against drugs supply we need local communities to work with us by reporting suspected drugs dealers and criminal behaviour so that we can take the appropriate action.

“You can speak to your local SNT officer, report information online at, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched here or call the non-emergency number 101.

“If you’d prefer to remain completely anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit details via their untraceable online form at”

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