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Series of Ipswich arrests sees men from Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Rushmere St Andrew, Colchester and London charged with string of drug offences





Five men have been charged with drug offences as part of an ongoing operation.

A number of arrests were made in the Ipswich area on Thursday, with four of those apprehended later charged.

A fifth man was arrested in December and charged with drug offences in the town.

A series of arrests in Ipswich has led to five men being charged with a string of drug offences. Picture: iStock
A series of arrests in Ipswich has led to five men being charged with a string of drug offences. Picture: iStock

James Tibbenham, 34, of Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, and Edward Bishop, 32, of Beech Road, Rushmere St Andrew, were arrested after police stopped and searched a vehicle in Ipswich.

Officers found suspected Class A drugs on the pair and they were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre (PIC) for questioning.

Both were subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and appeared before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Tibbenham was bailed by magistrates while Bishop was remanded by the court.

Max Sinclair, 26, of Chapel Street North, Colchester, was arrested on Thursday and taken to Martlesham PIC on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He appeared before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, charged with conspiring to supply two Class A controlled drugs – cocaine and heroin – and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, namely cocaine.

He was also charged with acquiring, using or possessing criminal property. Sinclair was remanded in custody.

Dashaun Campbell, 34, of Gowers Close, Kesgrave, was arrested on Thursday and taken to Martlesham PIC.

He appeared before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with being concerned in supplying a controlled drug. He was bailed by the court.

Tawfiq Mohammed, 22, of Hungerdown, Chingford, in London, was arrested in Ipswich on December 8 and taken to Martlesham PIC.

He was charged with bringing, throwing or conveying a prohibited article into or out of a prison as well as being concerned in the supply of two controlled Class A drugs, cocaine and heroin.

Mohammed was also charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug, namely cannabis. He was remanded in custody.

All five men are due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court at a later date.