Brighton drugs suspect charged after police patrols
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A drugs suspect was charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply in Brighton.
Officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU) carried out patrols in the St James’s Street area as part of efforts to disrupt drug supply.
At lunchtime on Thursday, January 4 they observed suspicious behaviour including suspected drug deals.
Two arrests were made in separate incidents as a result of their patrols, and drugs and cash were seized and will be forfeited.
Shy Ponsonby-Way, 18, formerly of an address in Brighton was arrested and taken to police custody.
Following an investigation by the Brighton Community Investigation Team, he was charged with two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply, namely crack cocaine and heroin, as well as with possession of cannabis, and acquiring or possessing criminal property.
Ponsonby-Way appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 5, where he was bailed to appear before Lewes Crown Court on February 2.
The second drugs suspect from a separate incident remains under investigation.
SEU Inspector Oliver Pullen said: “Officers made these arrests as part of our ongoing work to disrupt the supply of class A drugs in the centre of Brighton.”