FIVE men have been charged with drug offences after police executed a series of raids across Southend and Grays.

Specialist officers carried out ten warrants on Saturday morning.

As a result, five men have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

They are:

  • Gary Salvin, 41, of Biggin Lane, Grays
  • Jason Balding, 40, of Thames Close, Southend
  • Daniel Deadman, 32, of Sherwood Way, Southend
  • Mark Barrett, 42, of Glenwood Avenue, Southend
  • Tony Carter, 39, of Albany Avenue, Southend

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Each of the men are due to appear in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.