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Drugs find as cops raid home
10:48am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A MAN has been arrested after police stormed two houses in East Tilbury to discover a stash of drugs and an air rifle.
Officers smashed down the front doors of the houses on Bata Avenue at 7pm last Thursday after being granted a warrant to search the premises.
One 29-year-old man, from East Tilbury, was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs and was bailed until November 23.
A team of more than a dozen officers, include police sniffer dog handlers, went to search the address for drugs after an anonymous tip-off.
The man was arrested for possession of cannabis.
Leaflets were handed to residents of the street by PCSOs to let them know that warrants had been actioned.
Insp Matt Cornish said the community feedback received was excellent.
He said: “I am delighted with the results from the warrant we executed.
“I believe the action we have taken this evening reassures the public that the police take reports of illegal activity and anti-social behaviour seriously.
“I would encourage the public to continue supporting us by providing information so that we can deal effectively with issues within your neighbourhood.
“They can contact Essex Police directly by dialling 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”