Operation Raptor officers worked in partnership with South Essex Homes and Southend Borough Council to obtain a closure order to tackle anti-social behaviour and the misuse of drugs at a Southend property.
The order, which was granted by Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, May 12, prohibits anyone from entering the flat at Pennine Flats, Coleman Street for three months.
Anyone caught breaching the order will be arrested.
Police have previously executed three search warrants at the property under the Misuse of Drugs Act following complaints.
On February 11, 2016 officers executed a warrant and Brian Luminsa, 22 from Berecroft, Harlow was arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Luminsa was convicted following a trial and found guilty on February 27, 2017 at Basildon Crown Court and was sentenced to three years in prison and received a five year Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from the borough for five years.
On March 18, 2016 officers executed a second warrant and a 54-year-old woman was reported for possession of Class A drugs.
She was found guilty and appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on March 16 and fined £100.
On April 11, 2017 officers executed a third warrant and arrested a 17-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
All three were released under investigation.