Cannabis and class A drugs being sold in Basildon
POLICE have been asked to step up patrols of two Basildon streets following residents’ complaints about drug dealing.
Lynda Gordon, leader of the opposition Labour group on Basildon Council, contacted police after hearing reports from worried residents about dealers openly selling drugs in Ballards Walk and Somercotes.
Officers announced yesterday they will be cracking down on the criminals, who are said to be selling cannabis and a variety of class A drugs during daylight hours and in the evenings.
Mrs Gordon said: “I was contacted by some really frightened residents. It’s pretty terrible, apparently the drug dealers are really blase and don’t mind who sees them.
“In Ballards Walk they drive up to the parade of shops in cars with their music blaring, before doing the deals. They’re selling openly in the street in Somercotes too.
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