An operation aimed at disrupting and detecting drug dealers in Chelmsford has resulted in six arrests this week.

Officers from Chelmsford’s Local and Community Policing Teams arrested two men and a woman in Fox Crescent on Tuesday, April 2.

A 17-year-old boy from Holloway and Lekan Awosika, 28, of no fixed address, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 3, charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

Awosika was also charged with acquiring criminal property and attempted wounding with intent.

They have been remanded to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday, May 1.

Donna Thomas, 44, of Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, was also charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine. She is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 8.

At around 12.30pm on Wednesday, April 3, we arrested a man, 42, and a woman, 40, at a petrol station in Chelmsford on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving. They have both been released on bail until Tuesday, April 30.

A 38-year-old woman from Chelmsford arrested on Monday, April 1, on suspicion of possession of drugs and drug driving in Viaduct Road has been released under investigation.

Chief Inspector Gerry Parker, District Commander for Chelmsford, said: “We have been proactive in tackling drug activity head on and this means identifying and targeting dealers and persistent users.

“Drugs have no place in this district and my officers will do everything they can to rid them from our streets. This means arresting dealers who are determined to bring them into our communities.

“We have seen some fantastic results over recently and I hope this acts as a warning to others who look to travel to my district to deal drugs.”