Two drug dealers have been put behind bars for more than five years.
Maxwell Phair, 20, and Daryl Brown, 51, were arrested after officers from Operation Raptor executed a warrant at an address in Haygate Avenue, Southend just after 3.30pm on May 18, 2016.
Thirty nine wraps of class A drugs, 16 of heroin and 23 of crack cocaine, were seized.
Phair of Rochford Road, Southend was later charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin and three counts of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Daryl Brown, 51, of Kursaal Way, Southend was charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Both pleaded guilty to all of the offences and were sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Phair was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment in a young offender institution and made the subject of a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
Brown was jailed for two years and four months and was also made the subject of a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
The orders ban them from contacting each other and being in the possession of more than one mobile phone.
Investigating Officer, Dc Deborah Williams from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “Phair and Brown have been brought to justice as a result of CID and the Operation Raptor Team in the South LPA working together.
“Drug dealing ruins lives and impacts on the community. I hope this case helps to reassure residents that we are not ignoring the issue and will continue to work to bring to justice those who deal drugs in Essex.
“Much of our work is intelligence led so we would ask anyone with information about drug dealing where the live to tell us by calling 101 or passing the information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”