Police Continue To Target South Worcestershire Drugs Supply After Cocaine Seized In Malvern
Police have seized cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than £50,000 following a search of a flat in Malvern yesterday (Thursday, 27 September).
Two people were arrested after a warrant was executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Abbey Road at around 10.30am.
A man and a woman have appeared in court today (Friday, 28 September) charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Kelly Rodda, aged 44 (12/03/1968), and Jason Kerton, aged 41 (30/03/1971), both of Abbey Road, Malvern, were remanded into custody following their appearance before Magistrates in Worcester.
Detective Constable Jez Hazlewood from Worcester CID is in charge of the investigation. He 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 such a large quantity of cocaine in Malvern, which stops it from being circulated within 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 in 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 contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.