Eight charged with drugs offences after police raids across Southwark

Eight people have been charged following police raids on suspected drug dens across Southwark.

Police carried-out a number of warrants in the borough on Wednesday and the following people all appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Ismael Abourahman, 39, of Avondale Rise, SE15 was charged with supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); three counts of offering to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); possessing a Class B drug (cannabis/cannabis resin; and four counts of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis).

Abdourahman pleaded not guilty to all offences except possession of cannabis and has been remanded. He will next appear at Inner Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

Rushard Brown, 25, of Hastings Close, SE15 was charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); possessing a Class B drug (cannabis/cannabis resin); and acquire/use/possession of criminal property. Brown pleaded not guilty to all offences, except possession of a Class B drug (cannabis), and has been remanded. He will next appear at Inner Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

Akeem Thomas, 25, of Brisbane Street, SE5 was charged with six counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and one count of acquire/possession/use of criminal property. Thomas has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

Birol Salih, 55, of King Arthur Close, SE15 was charged with two counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (crack cocaine). Salih has been bailed and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

The following people were all charged on Thursday and appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court later that day.

Berris Manning, 44, of Peckham Park Road, SE15 was charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (heroin); eight counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); five counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin); conspiring to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); and conspiring to supply a Class A drug (heroin). Manning has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

Dwight Merrick, 41, of Hopwood Road, SE17 was charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (heroin); two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); 12 counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); three counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin); conspiring to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); and conspiring to supply a Class A drug (heroin). Merrick has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, August 19.

Osahon Okungbowa, 29 (16.07.92) of Olney Road, SE17 was charged with four counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and one count of supplying a Class A drug (heroin). Okungbowa pleaded guilty to all charges and will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court at a date to be set.

A 16-year-old male was charged with four counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). He pleaded not guilty and has been bailed. He will next appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 31.

A 16-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, July 21 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He has since been released under investigation.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, July 21 on suspicion of supplying a class A drug (crack cocaine). No further action will be taken against him.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, July 21 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He has since been release under investigation.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, July 21 on suspicion of being concerned in supply of Class A and possession of Class B drugs. No further action will be taken against him.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, July 21 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug. He has since been release under investigation.

 


 

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