Undercover Police caught and arrested a young hard drugs dealer in possession of lethal Weapons during a Covert Police Operation!
Watford Police’s Scorpion Unit has made a significant arrest that could potentially curb drug trafficking and illegal weapon possession in the Watford area.
In a covert operation, plainclothes officers noticed a man acting suspiciously in Reeds Crescent and attempted to approach him. However, the man tried to evade them, leading to a chase on foot that ended in his capture in Prince Street.
Upon inspection, the suspect was found to be carrying a substantial amount of suspected Class A drugs, including cocaine and heroin, along with a large knife. The officers took him into custody on charges of possession with the intent to supply and possession of a bladed article.
A subsequent search of the suspect’s home address in St Albans Road, Watford, under Section 18, led to the discovery and seizure of multiple items, including 30 mobile phones, an imitation firearm, a machete, and suspected Class A (cocaine and heroin) and Class B (cannabis) drugs.
The 21-year-old suspect from Watford has been charged with drug supply offenses and possession of a weapon.
Jaden Gray, aged 21 and from Watford, was charged with:
- Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine)
- Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin)
- Possession with intent to supply Class B drugs (cannabis)
- Possession of a knife in a public place
- Resisting a constable in execution of duty
- Possession of criminal property
He appeared before Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 30, where he was remanded in custody. His next hearing is scheduled for May 2 at St Albans Crown Court.
This operation marks a significant victory for the Watford Police’s Scorpion Unit, who have demonstrated their commitment to reducing drug-related crimes and illegal weapon possession in the area. The successful arrest and subsequent seizure of illegal items are a testament to the unit’s diligent and strategic efforts to make the community a safer place.
“We get a lot of our intelligence regarding drugs thanks to vigilant members of the public reporting suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods, such as the cultivation of drugs or drug dealing.
“If you have any information about the supply of drugs please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, report information online at herts.police.uk/report