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Dagenham man and teenage passenger arrested on suspicion of drug offences in Essex

PUBLISHED: 12:43 15 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:44 15 April 2020

A Dagenham man and his passenger were arrested after being pulled over by police on the A12 near Marks Tey, Essex. Picture: Google

A Dagenham man and his passenger were arrested after being pulled over by police on the A12 near Marks Tey, Essex. Picture: Google

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A Dagenham man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences after being pulled over by police whilst driving near Colchester.

Essex Police officers stopped a Vauxhall Astra on the A12 near Marks Tey and carried out a drugs swipe test on the man, who tested positive.

His passenger was searched and around 50 wraps of suspected class A drugs were found.

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A crackpipe was also found in the car.

The driver, a 55-year-old man from Dagenham, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, possession of drugs and being concerned in supplying a controlled drug.

His passenger, a 19-year-old man from Leytonstone, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Both men were released under investigation whilst the police continue their enquiries.


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