THREE people have been arrested for drugs offences after a car was stopped in Basildon.

Officers from Essex Police's Operation Raptor South team, who fight drug crimes across the county, stopped the vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.

It was pulled over in Little Lullaway at around 2.45pm before officers arrested two men and one woman who were inside.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "An 18-year-old man from Basildon remains in custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin and possession of cannabis.

"A 21-year-old man from Wickford and a 25-year-old woman from Basildon have been released under investigation on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin."

Report drugs crime to the team by calling 101.