£4,000 made per day from the sale of drugs in each major town in North Essex

£4,000 made per day from the sale of drugs in North Essex

£4,000 made per day from the sale of drugs in North Essex

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Drug dealers are making more than £4,000 per day from the sale of drugs in each of the major towns in North Essex, according to police.

Essex Police has now launched an operation to bring down the dealers and gangs, who they believe travel into the area from outside the county.

Detectives in a dedicated team will work closely with uniformed officers and partner agencies in major towns and cities across the Braintree, Uttlesford, Colchester, Tendring, Chelmsford and Maldon districts.

Already, a raid in Clacton has seen more than 300 wraps of suspected class A drugs seized.

Chief Superintendent Carl O’Malley, who has set up the team, said: "The aim of the operation is not only to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs to North Essex but also to tackle the associated violence that these gangs can bring.

"Essex is generally a very safe place, especially for law-abiding members of the public, but we do know that violence between rivals involved in drug dealing is happening.

"Their numbers are not large but no-one in Essex should have to put up with this type of behaviour in their neighbourhoods and I want to tackle the problem head on.

"I am not willing to tolerate the culture and behaviour of these people.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing or the gangs involved in North Essex can contact the team at Braintree Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:48pm Wed 21 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

If the police know how much profit the drug dealers are making then presumably they know who they are and where they are. Why are they still wandering the streets I wonder? I was walking up Cypress Road in Witham once when a chap on a bike asked me if I knew where he could find the local drug dealer (just like you'd ask for directions to the nearest petrol station).

The White Horse in Witham is known to be a druggy pub but you never see the police paying it a visit.
If the police know how much profit the drug dealers are making then presumably they know who they are and where they are. Why are they still wandering the streets I wonder? I was walking up Cypress Road in Witham once when a chap on a bike asked me if I knew where he could find the local drug dealer (just like you'd ask for directions to the nearest petrol station). The White Horse in Witham is known to be a druggy pub but you never see the police paying it a visit. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 6

3:21pm Wed 21 May 14

Jack222 says...

Oh come on; the police have merely checked the dealers' tax returns...
Oh come on; the police have merely checked the dealers' tax returns... Jack222
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Wed 21 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

You didnt lit up fight with the new builds which equals urban sprawl which equals this rubbish on our streets so you only have youselves to blame
You didnt lit up fight with the new builds which equals urban sprawl which equals this rubbish on our streets so you only have youselves to blame Bhudeeka
  • Score: -9

11:28pm Wed 21 May 14

howwhy says...

Are you for real Stinker
Are you for real Stinker howwhy
  • Score: -3

9:03am Thu 22 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

howwhy wrote:
Are you for real Stinker
am I for real what?
[quote][p][bold]howwhy[/bold] wrote: Are you for real Stinker[/p][/quote]am I for real what? The Stinker Returns
  • Score: -1

11:48am Thu 22 May 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

I think u can add at least a 0 on that figure off £4000 colchester is rife with addicts and some have very well paid jobs .
I think u can add at least a 0 on that figure off £4000 colchester is rife with addicts and some have very well paid jobs . Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 5

12:13pm Thu 22 May 14

DontForgetToBreathe says...

Nice bit of taxable income available if the knee-jerk daily heil mentality were to be ditched.

All logic fails when a drug, alcohol, is legal but another drug, cannabis, makes retired majors froth at the mouth with rage!
Nice bit of taxable income available if the knee-jerk daily heil mentality were to be ditched. All logic fails when a drug, alcohol, is legal but another drug, cannabis, makes retired majors froth at the mouth with rage! DontForgetToBreathe
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Thu 22 May 14

howwhy says...

Stinker
1,Why would someone on a bike ask you where could they find the local drug dealer.
2,The White Horse in Witham is known for being a druggy pub.
Do you look like a drug user?
I don't think the owners of the White Horse pub would appreciate being called a druggy pub. Unless you frequent there to buy your drugs.
Utterly Ludicrous and very Spurious.
Stinker 1,Why would someone on a bike ask you where could they find the local drug dealer. 2,The White Horse in Witham is known for being a druggy pub. Do you look like a drug user? I don't think the owners of the White Horse pub would appreciate being called a druggy pub. Unless you frequent there to buy your drugs. Utterly Ludicrous and very Spurious. howwhy
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Thu 22 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

howwhy wrote:
Stinker
1,Why would someone on a bike ask you where could they find the local drug dealer.
2,The White Horse in Witham is known for being a druggy pub.
Do you look like a drug user?
I don't think the owners of the White Horse pub would appreciate being called a druggy pub. Unless you frequent there to buy your drugs.
Utterly Ludicrous and very Spurious.
But factually correct (I was at the White Horse at the weekend and someone admitted to smoking drugs there!). I agree that the owners would not like it much but perhaps they don't know. Just telling it like it is.

The guy on the bike cycled across the field by the Elms and to Cypress Road where I was walking with my partner and my dog. He asked us very matter of factly whether we knew the local drug dealers because they owed him some money and he wanted to find them. We replied politely that we were unable to help him. He cycled off. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were walking to the Woolpack. Half way down Chalks Road the chap on the bike caught up with us again. He asked whether again if we could help him find his drug dealer friends. This time we remembered being told that they might live on the Cressing Road (but we didn't know where because we were not drug users). He went off on his way.

I agree it is very strange indeed.
[quote][p][bold]howwhy[/bold] wrote: Stinker 1,Why would someone on a bike ask you where could they find the local drug dealer. 2,The White Horse in Witham is known for being a druggy pub. Do you look like a drug user? I don't think the owners of the White Horse pub would appreciate being called a druggy pub. Unless you frequent there to buy your drugs. Utterly Ludicrous and very Spurious.[/p][/quote]But factually correct (I was at the White Horse at the weekend and someone admitted to smoking drugs there!). I agree that the owners would not like it much but perhaps they don't know. Just telling it like it is. The guy on the bike cycled across the field by the Elms and to Cypress Road where I was walking with my partner and my dog. He asked us very matter of factly whether we knew the local drug dealers because they owed him some money and he wanted to find them. We replied politely that we were unable to help him. He cycled off. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were walking to the Woolpack. Half way down Chalks Road the chap on the bike caught up with us again. He asked whether again if we could help him find his drug dealer friends. This time we remembered being told that they might live on the Cressing Road (but we didn't know where because we were not drug users). He went off on his way. I agree it is very strange indeed. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Thu 22 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

DontForgetToBreathe wrote:
Nice bit of taxable income available if the knee-jerk daily heil mentality were to be ditched.

All logic fails when a drug, alcohol, is legal but another drug, cannabis, makes retired majors froth at the mouth with rage!
Oh dear. Where I live the sale, possession and use of marijuana (pot) is legal in a majority of jurisdictions. You, DFTB, are completely correct: the increase in taxes is of benefit to the community as is the decrease in violence and let's be honest here: someone admitting to smoking "drugs" is hardly a shock. Although I don't, I know a surprising number of folk that smoke pot. (I know a few that even do a line or two -- a "bump", I believe is the term.) However, no one ever has died from an overdose of pot. People don't get into an angry battle with another over or because of pot. They're too mellow! The idiocy of the legality of alcohol (a well known and dangerous drug) over the relatively innocuous effects of pot is risible. As is the frothy mouthed reaction of retired majors!
[quote][p][bold]DontForgetToBreathe[/bold] wrote: Nice bit of taxable income available if the knee-jerk daily heil mentality were to be ditched. All logic fails when a drug, alcohol, is legal but another drug, cannabis, makes retired majors froth at the mouth with rage![/p][/quote]Oh dear. Where I live the sale, possession and use of marijuana (pot) is legal in a majority of jurisdictions. You, DFTB, are completely correct: the increase in taxes is of benefit to the community as is the decrease in violence and let's be honest here: someone admitting to smoking "drugs" is hardly a shock. Although I don't, I know a surprising number of folk that smoke pot. (I know a few that even do a line or two -- a "bump", I believe is the term.) However, no one ever has died from an overdose of pot. People don't get into an angry battle with another over or because of pot. They're too mellow! The idiocy of the legality of alcohol (a well known and dangerous drug) over the relatively innocuous effects of pot is risible. As is the frothy mouthed reaction of retired majors! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

10:34am Wed 28 May 14

Robbie240263 says...

How come when you do report drug dealers the police tell you there is nothing they can do. I have a 18 year old drug dealer living in my deceased fathers property with my sister rent free dealing drugs to his mates who are younger than him and when i report this to the police i'm told there is nothing they can do
How come when you do report drug dealers the police tell you there is nothing they can do. I have a 18 year old drug dealer living in my deceased fathers property with my sister rent free dealing drugs to his mates who are younger than him and when i report this to the police i'm told there is nothing they can do Robbie240263
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Wed 28 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Is it your property? THEN KICK THE BUM OUT!!! Holy crap - you want the damned government to wipe your bloody backside too? Take some initiative and show some backbone, mate.
Is it your property? THEN KICK THE BUM OUT!!! Holy crap - you want the damned government to wipe your bloody backside too? Take some initiative and show some backbone, mate. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

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