Ten people charged after drugs raids in Portsmouth

Police executed a number of warrants in Portsmouth
Police executed a number of warrants in Portsmouth

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TEN people have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs after a series of raids in Portsmouth.

Hampshire police executed a number of warrants at homes and businesses in the city on Tuesday under Operation Fortress.

It comes after a nine-month investigation into the supply of drugs.

Officers have seized around £50,000 and a significant quantity of controlled drugs during the investigation.

The following people have been charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug and appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court today.

·27-year-old Samuel Benjamin MacNamee of Rockrose Way, Portsmouth

·37-year-old Stacey Paul Smith of Oriel Road, Portsmouth

·47-year-old Kevin Darren Williams from Portsmouth

·32-year-old Daniel Arthur Paterson of Samson Close, Gosport

·30-year-old Lorenc Ymeraj of Grove Road North, Southsea

·24-year-old Skender Ymeraj of Wingfield Street, Portsmouth

The six have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on November 10.

Four further people have been charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug and are due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on November 4.

They are:

·37-year-old Jonathan Nigel Palmer of Highgate Road, Portsmouth

·44-year-old Simon Peter Smith of Wymering Lane, Portsmouth

·32-year-old Adam Bradley Derry of Raymond Road, Portsmouth

·33-year-old Robert John Hoadley of East Shore Way, Portsmouth

Police said a woman, 29, from Southsea, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences but has been bailed until December.