Two dealers who dealt cocaine and cannabis in Basildon have been sentenced at court.
Charlie Young and Charlie Treadwell were arrested after officers from Operation Raptor, a team created to detect drug dealing gangs, executed a warrant at an address in Bream Fields, Laindon just before 10am on July 31, 2016.
Officers discovered a shoebox containing a white powder in a kitchen cupboard, two sets of weighing scales, a carrier bag containing suspected herbal cannabis and a room which appeared to have been set up for cannabis cultivation. A three-figure sum of cash and mobile phones were also seized.
Forensic examinations revealed the powder to be 132.5 grams of cocaine and confirmed the plastic bag to contain 119 grams of cannabis.
Charlie Young, 24, of Spire Road, Laindon and Charlie Treadwell, 22, of Mellow Purgess End, Basildon were both charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
They both pleaded guilty to the offences and were sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on September 9, 2016.
Charlie Young also admitted one count of aggravated vehicle in connection with a burglary in Southcote Crescent, Basildon in the early hours of May 26, 2015 in which a Honda Civic was stolen and later collided with a Ford Focus on Larkspur Way, Basildon.
Young shouted abuse at the driver of the Ford Focus before making off from the scene.
He was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for possession with intent to supply cocaine, 12 months imprisonment to run concurrently for possession with intent to supply cannabis and six months imprisonment to run consecutively for aggravated vehicle taking.
Charlie Treadwell was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years for possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Dc Andrew Heard said: “Young and Treadwell both initially denied any involvement in drug dealing. However their fingerprints were discovered on the box containing cannabis and messages found on their mobile phones revealed their involvement. The weight of the evidence against them forced them to plead guilty to their offences.
“A substantial amount of cocaine and cannabis has now been taken out of circulation and a drug dealer put behind bars.”