Police raid suspected South Acton drug dens
Resident's information enabled Police to make three arrests
Police and Safer Neighbourhood team have executed two two drugs search warrants on the South Acton Estate.
The raids, which took place on the morning of Thursday 2nd March, saw Ealing police working in partnership with the South Acton Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Officers gained rapid access to two addresses, 102 and 148 Jerome Tower on Osborne Road W3 and recovered a quantity of drug paraphernalia, herbal cannabis, approximately £4000 cash and a quantity of class A drugs from 102 Jerome Tower. No drugs or paraphernalia were found at 148 Jerome Tower.
Three males, found at 102 Jerome Tower, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.
22 year old Mark Anthony Lee 102 Jerome Tower, and 18 year old Haissam Fouda of 59 Chinnor Crescent, Greenford were charged on 3rd March 2006 with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine and heroin, and appeared at Ealing Magistrates on 4th March 2006.
Lee has been remanded in custody whilst Fouda was given conditional bail. They will both re-appear at Ealing Magistrates on 9th March 2006. The third male, a 20 year old black male from Acton, has been bailed pending further enquiries until 26th April 2006.
Over the last couple of months the quality of life and daily routines of the residents in Jerome Tower and the South Acton Estate has been severely disrupted by activities surrounding these addresses. So much so that local residents contacted the police and council over a period of time with detailed accounts of their experiences, observations and complaints in relation to the address. Ps Derek Cowan, South Acton Safer Neighbourhood Team stated “We would like to thank those residents who provided us with information which assisted in the success of this drugs raid. As ever, the success of this operation would not be possible without those residents providing the police and the council with information and together with them we will make the South Acton Estate a safer place.”
The successful outcome of this drugs raid is a testament to how invaluable it is that the community continues to provide the police and the council with intelligence and information surrounding drugs activity. Such information can be given to Police by contacting your local Safer Neighbourhood Team. Teams in place at present are East Acton Ward 020-8721-2708 and
South Acton Ward 020-8649-3574.
March 7, 2006