Fourteen charged following drugs crackdown - Hemel Hempstead

18/01/2013

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge fourteen people with offences relating to the supply of drugs in Hemel Hempstead, following a large scale series of raids, which took place on Wednesday, 16 January 2013.

Sixteen warrants were executed across Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, Dunstable, and North London, which involved 60 police officers. Seventeen people were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences including conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs, burglary, and theft.

The warrants followed a long-running investigation into the supply of drugs into the town.

The following eight people were charged and remanded in police custody to appear at Hatfield Remand Court on Thursday, 17 January 2013, where they were further remanded:

  • Jason Higgins, aged 26, from Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class B drugs, handling stolen goods, and possession of a controlled class B drug with intent to supply
  • Mark Scott, aged 32, from Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A and B drugs
  • Paul Stanley, aged 45, from Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with handling stolen goods, and supply of class A and B drugs
  • Matthew Tierney, aged 39, from Westerdale, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A drugs, and possession of a class B drug
  • Ibrahim Aliaj, aged 31, from Medway Road, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A drugs
  • Gerald Donaldson, aged 50, of no fixed address, was charged with handling stolen goods, and supply of class A and B drugs
  • Danny Francis, aged 30, from Vestry Road, London, was charged with supply of class A drugs
  • Christopher Rumney, aged 27, from Austin Road, Dunstable, was charged with supply of class A and B drugs.

Andrew Lockett, aged 35, from Hyperion Court, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class B drugs, and possession of class B drugs.  He was remanded in police custody and appeared at the Hatfield Remand Court on 17 January 2013, but was released on bail.

The following five people have been charged and released on bail to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court:

  • Sade Heritage, aged 20, from Farmhouse Lane, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with handling stolen goods
  • Christopher Fuhrmann, aged 31, from Eastwick Row, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A drugs, and possession of a class B drug
  • Wayne Doran, aged 41, from Layhill, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A drugs
  • Debra Nee, aged 38, from Cleves Road, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with supply of class A drugs
  • Stirling Lima, aged 40, from Martian Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, was charged with allowing his property to be used for the supply of drugs.

Three men aged 41, 39, and 54 from Hemel Hempstead were released without charge.