St Leonards drug arrests after sharp eyed cops become suspicious

Sharp-eyed officers from Hastings police prevention team who stopped a suspect car on Sea Road, St Leonards, on Tuesday afternoon noticed an occupant hiding something inside the vehicle as they approached.

A check revealed it to be a quantity of what is suspected to be heroin and crack cocaine. The driver and passenger were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

The driver was also arrested on suspicion of having no licence, insurance or MoT certificate.

The incident led to a flat being forcibly entered and searched at Marina, St Leonards, where another two men were found with some 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine, drugs paraphernalia and a combat knife.

Both were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

A 48-year-old man from Bexhill-on-Sea and a 55-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea have been released under investigation, and an 18-year-old man from Hackney, London, and a 19-year-old man, from Southall, London, have both been bailed while enquiries continue.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


From Swan Gardens to the Sea

Old Town residents Brian and Bob are the volunteers who regularly remove the drug paraphernalia and broken vodka bottles left by teenagers in Swan Gardens at the bottom of the High Street.  The Gardens are currently suffering from a plague of brown tail moth caterpillers and are therefore out-of-bounds but that doesn’t stop the drug […]

New pedestrian crossing on The Ridge

Local people are able to cross a busy road more safely following the recent completion of a new pedestrian crossing on The Ridge. East Sussex Highways installed the pedestrian crossing to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court Oakland Care Home, Hastings Cemetery, […]