London men charged after suspected class A drugs seized in Hatfield tip-off

PUBLISHED: 22:08 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 22:08 09 February 2018

Two men have been charged and a large quantity of suspected class A drugs have been seized after a report of suspicious behaviour in Hatfield.

Two men have been charged and a large quantity of suspected class A drugs have been seized after a report of suspicious behaviour in Hatfield.

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Two men have been charged and a large quantity of suspected class A drugs have been seized after a member of the public reported suspicious behaviour in Hatfield.

At approximately 11.20am on Tuesday a member of the public reported to police that they had seen two people who they alleged were acting suspiciously in Stream Woods, off Honeysuckle Gardens in Hatfield. Police officers from Welwyn Hatfield’s Operation Scorpion Team and the safer neighbourhood team were called to the scene, located one of the suspects and arrested him.

Another man was arrested shortly after outside an address in Foxglove Close.

Police then conducted a search of the address. Once inside the property, officers discovered a large quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs, thought to hold a potential street value of around £10,000.

The suspected drugs were seized and both men were taken back to police custody in Hatfield.

The two men, both 21, were detained in custody and were charged on Wednesday.

Eisha Merchant, from Palmer Place in Islington, London, was charged on suspicion of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon.

Rae Carroll, from Harrisson Close in Northwood, London, was charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

Both men appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday, Thursday, where they were released on bail with conditions – including having to wear an electronic tag curfew between 9pm and 6pm. They are next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on March 9.

To help police in their fight against drug-related crime, anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour is advised to contact police and report it via the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is on-going.

Any information provided, no matter how seemly insignificant, could be crucial to investigations.

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