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Man charged with drug offences in Crawley after stop and search

A man has been charged with drugs offences after being arrested by police on patrol in Crawley.

Officers were conducting proactive patrols in the Green Lane area of the town on Monday 1 August when they witnessed some suspicious behaviour.

They conducted a stop and search under the Misuse of Drugs Act in nearby Hollybush Road and seized several wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.

Pritesh Nayee, 23 and of no fixed address, was arrested and later charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 3 August, where he pleaded not guilty. He was released on conditional court bail to next appear before the court on August 31.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack of the West Sussex Community Investigation Team said: “We are committed to disrupting the production, supply and distribution of harmful drugs in our community. We continue to have officers proactively patrolling areas of our town to identify any suspicious or concerning behaviour.

“If you have any concerns or information, please contact us online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”

Alternatively, to pass information to police anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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