Five men have been charged following a second round of raids in the fight against drugs in Hemel Hempstead.
The arrests took place on Wednesday and the following people were charged and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court the following day:
-Ermal Aliaj, 31, of Medway Road, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with supply of Class A drugs.
-Baris Tek, 21, of Whippendell Road, Watford, has been charged with supply of Class A drugs.
-Daniel South, 34, of Sempill Road, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with supply of Class A and Class B drugs. He pleaded guilty at Hatfield Remand Court and has been released on police bail.
-Brian Millgate, 48, of Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, has been charged with supply of Class A and B drugs and theft. He has been released on police bail.
-George Jones, 18, of Curtiss Drive, Watford, has been charged with supply of Class B drugs. He has been released on police bail.
-A 50-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead, who was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods has been cautioned.
As part of the same operation a 17-year-old boy from London was arrested on Monday. He has been charged with the supply of Class A drugs and has been remanded in custody.
Dacorum Chief Inspector Mike Pryce said: “This is the second arrest phase which made further significant arrests of people suspected of being involved in the drugs supply into Hemel Hempstead and other connected offences.
“Whilst Hemel Hempstead does not have a major issue with drugs, no more than any other area, we are resolute in ensuring levels remain low and this operation forms part of our on-going work in Dacorum to achieve this.”
Wednesday’s raids followed a morning of surprise warrants in Herts, Beds and Luton during the previous week. As part of that operation 17 people were taken into custody. Since then five men have pleaded guilty to a range of charges.