Drugs ‘factories’ shut down in latest Project Adder action

The success of Project Adder means police in Hastings are continuing to disrupt the production and supply of drugs in the town a force spokesman said this week. Officers executed a warrant at an address in Harkness Drive on Wednesday, July 14th after receiving community intelligence that drug-related activity was taking place inside the property. […]

‘Prolific’ St Leonards offender is jailed for ten years

A prolific criminal from St Leonards has been jailed for a series of offences carried out over a 12-month period. Carl Stocker, 30, of no fixed address, was imprisoned for ten years on Tuesday, July 13th, after pleading guilty to two robberies, assault, fraud and drug offences. Lewes Crown Court heard that on May 5th, […]

Prison for man behind largest ever haul of illegal tobacco in East Sussex

The discovery of the largest ever haul of illegal tobacco in East Sussex has landed a 36-year-old St Leonards man in jail. Dany Dilan of Silchester Road was handed a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to five counts relating to trade marks, tobacco packaging and money laundering offences. The conviction follows an inspection at […]

Police action aimed at blocking County Lines drug activity

In searches carried out at Hastings Station last week designed to counter County Lines drug operations police seized drugs and an offensive weapon. Working with British Transport Police (BTP), Border Force and UK Immigration Enforcement, Sussex Police carried out a two-day enforcement and safeguarding operation aimed at the train network connecting Hastings and Eastbourne to […]

‘Promising’ start to Project ADDER as police plan ‘drug test on arrest’ programme

A project aimed at tackling drug misuse and cutting drug-related crime is starting to show promising results in Hastings. Led by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and Sussex Police, Project ADDER combines additional and targeted policing with enhanced treatment and recovery services to address the town’s high rate of drug deaths and heroin and crack cocaine […]

Two years jail time for Hastings’ drug dealer

A man who was seen by police officers carrying out multiple drug deals in Hastings has been jailed. Officers in plain clothes were on patrol in the town on Thursday March 18th when they saw two people behaving suspiciously near Falaise Gardens. The two people were seen to meet a third person and move into […]


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