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Six admit to spice drug conspiracy

Police made the arrests as part of a new crackdown on dealers who supply to the Charing Cross area

30 June, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

All six pleaded guilty to drug charges on Thursday 

FIVE men and a woman pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday) following arrests for conspiracy to supply synthetic cannabis. The arrests – which included three people “of no fixed address” – were made on Tuesday as part of Westminster police operation Spatha, which is targeting spice drug dealers in Charing Cross.

Spice is a former legal high that was reclassed as an illegal class B drug in December. Westminster Council is pushing for it to made a class A drug alongside heroin and crack cocaine. The five men and one woman all pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy to supply a class B drug.

They were Anthony White, 37, from Gypsy Hill; Ramzi Barkat, 44, from Romford; Keziah Watson, 19, of no fixed address; Patrick Etiele, 32, also of no fixed address; Miguel Chaves, 40, from Ilford; Mark Akhimie, 48, also of no fixed address.

They are yet to be sentenced.


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