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Fifteen people charged with drugs offences following Newham dawn raids

PUBLISHED: 14:50 31 October 2018

Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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Fifteen people have been charged with drugs offences following a series of dawn raids in Newham.

They were arrested after warrants were carried out across the borough on the morning of Wednesday, October 24.

Two of those charged have remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday).

Jordan Catchpole, 20, of Station Street, North Woolwich, has been charged with four counts of supplying Class A drugs and of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Clive Thompson, 49, of Tansy Close, Beckton, has been charged with four counts of supplying Class A drugs and of possession of Class A drugs.

Others have been remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 1. These are:

Gino Santos, 20, of Porter Road, Beckton has been charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs.

Darren Gillard, 42, of Evelyn Road, North Woolwich has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Julian Yele, 19, of Church Street, North Woolwich has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Sonny Purcell Smith, 28, of Parkway Crescent, Stratford has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and possession of Class B drugs.

Adam Copland, 37, of Foxton House, North Woolwich has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and possession of Class B drugs.

Ricky Panter, 22, of Firefly Gardens, Beckton has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession of Class B drugs, and criminal damage.

Craig Gill, 23, of Milk Street, North Woolwich has been charged with four counts of supplying Class A drugs and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Alfred Torisheju, 20, of Claremont Close, North Woolwich has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Gershon Mirandela, 19,of Camel Road, North Woolwich has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Two have been remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 22. These are:

Billy Smith, 32, of Parkway Crescent, Stratford has been charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Omar Benadjaoud, 24, of Bargehouse Road, North Woolwich has been charged with five counts of supplying Class A drugs, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, two counts of possession of Class B drugs, two counts of possession of Class A drugs, handling stolen goods, possession of a Taser and possession of prohibited ammunition.

The final two people to have been charged have been released on bail until November 23. These are:

Latiesha Nicole Murray, 33, of Rogers Road, E16 has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Omar Mahmood, 27, of Ealing Road, Middlesex has been charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs.

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