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£50,000 cocaine haul after police raid couple’s flat
THE police crackdown on the drugs supply in south Worcestershire continues after cocaine worth more than £50,000 was seized from a Malvern flat.
A man and a woman were arrested on Thursday after a raid in Abbey Road at about 10.30am.
Jason Kerton, aged 41, and 44-year-old Kelly Rodda, of Abbey Road, appeared in Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and were remanded in custody. The pair are due to return to court on Friday, October 5.
As your Worcester News reported earlier this week, Operation Dorado saw 26 drug dealers jailed for a total of 81 years in a major undercover operation.
A police spokesman said: “Following on from Operation Dorado this week, which saw 26 people sentenced to 81 years for conspiring to supply Class A drugs in Worcester, we are pleased that officers have seized what appears to be a large quantity of cocaine in Malvern, which stops it from being circulated in our community.
“Targeting those who deal hard drugs continues to be a top priority for police in South Worcestershire, and for West Mercia as a whole.
“Drugs cause untold misery for people and we will continue to tackle the issue and prosecute anyone involved in their production, use and supply.
“However, we do rely on information from people living within our communities about illegal drug activity.
“If members of the public suspect drugs are being produced or supplied at an address, please call us with any information you may have.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.