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Croydon drug dealer was caught with £16k of cannabis

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A CROYDON drug dealer was nailed by police after two raids uncovered almost 2kg worth of skunk cannabis. Eustace Richard McKenzie, a plumber from Wellhouse Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply at a Croydon Crown Court hearing on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was snared after an investigation by Croydon's Crime Squad led police to carry out two drugs search warrants on May 7, at addresses in Croydon Road, Penge, and Wellhouse Road. As police arrived in Croydon Road, they saw McKenzie leave the flat his girlfriend was living in and get into a car. He was stopped and officers discovered cannabis in his car. When they searched the flat, they found more than 1.5 kilograms of 'skunk' cannabis, along with other items of drugs paraphernalia, including smell-proof snap-bags and weighing scales. Officers then went to the address in Wellhouse Road, where they discovered more 'skunk', plus £3,600 in cash. In total, the drugs seized were estimated to have a street value of about £16,000. Though the raids took place outside Croydon, Detective Constable Kieran Given, who led the investigation said evidence suggested McKenzie "was dealing drugs in and around the Croydon area." He added: "Drug dealers cause serious harm to our communities and we will continue to proactively target those involved in the production and supply of drugs in Croydon and bring them before the courts." McKenzie has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on 8 August at Croydon Crown Court.

Croydon drug dealer was caught with £16k of cannabis


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