A drug dealer has been jailed after Operation Raptor South, officers found a bag containing heroin and cocaine at a property in Pitsea.
Rahman Hassan, 31, of no fixed address, received 45 months for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession of cannabis at Basildon Crown Court on Monday, June 3. He had previously admitted the offences.
On October 12, 2018, officers executed a warrant at an address in Broomfields Court, Pitsea, at around 3.10pm.
While searching the address, they found a bag containing eight wraps of heroin and 16 wraps of crack cocaine on a neighbour’s balcony.
Maureen Doyle, 60, of Broomfields Court, Basildon, was also arrested at the scene and she was taken to custody and searched.
It was while in custody that it was discovered that she had hidden two bags of drugs within an intimate area.
Doyle has admitted possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and being in possession of criminal property.
She is due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, July 5.
The total amount of drugs seized was 44 wraps of heroin and 65 wraps of crack cocaine.
PC Adam Blackwell, of South Operation Raptor Team, said: “A bag containing a large amount of drugs was found on a neighbour’s balcony after Hassan and Doyle attempted to hide their drug dealing activities.
“Doyle also had a large amount of drugs on her person with a total of 109 wraps of class A drugs seized along with cash and equipment associated with the supply of drugs.
“Hassan will now face the consequences of his drug dealing ways in a prison cell with Doyle likely to receive a custodial sentence next month.”