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12th Aug, 2022

Weapons and drugs seized as police continue crackdown on dealers

WEAPONS and drugs have been seized by officers from Rugby Proactive CID as their crackdown on dealers continues.

Police made five arrests, seized 120 wraps of drugs and discovered weapons including a crossbow and a hatchet.

The arrests, which follow three unrelated incidents, have seen all five men charged.

Det Cons Chris Batchelder of Rugby Proactive CID said: “If left in circulation, these drugs would have caused exceptional harm – bringing crime, misery and anti-social behaviour to our communities.

“These latest seizures should serve as a clear warning – we will continue to make our town a hostile place to attempt to deal drugs in.”

On Wednesday July 20, officers arrested Richard Reeve, 43, and Kevin Earley, 35, on Hillmorton Road – seizing a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.

Reeve was subsequently charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, after being stopped by police on July 14.

He was also charged with two counts of driving without insurance and two counts of driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence.

Earley was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin from July 5 to July 19.

Both appeared in Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Friday July 22 – and were remanded in custody until their next hearing, set for August 11.

On Monday July 25, officers discovered cannabis and weapons including a hatchet and a crossbow with bolts during a raid on a property in Pinfold Street.

Osirus Jones, 18, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was then charged with possession of cannabis and possession of offensive weapons and has been bailed to appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Friday August 5.

And at around 1.30pm on July 25, Rugby Proactive CID officers searched Keaton Clements, 24, and Nathan Kyle, 25, in Murray Road after they were suspected of dealing drugs in the town centre.

They were taken to Rugby police station where they were arrested after officers found they had 88 wraps of crack cocaine and 32 wraps of heroin on them.

Clements has been charged and remanded with possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply, possession of cannabis, and acquiring criminal property.

Kyle was charged and remanded with possession of crack cocaine and heroin, and acquiring criminal property.

Both appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court where they were remanded to appear at Warwick Crown Court on August 23.

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