Published: 17:55, 12 November 2020
| Updated: 13:10, 17 November 2020
Three people have been charged with firearms and drug offences following a police investigation.
Drug paraphernalia, a pistol and ammunition were found at a property in Ruskin Road, Belvedere, after what is thought to be cocaine was found in a vehicle.
Yesterday, officers stopped a vehicle they suspected to be involved in drug dealing where they found several wraps of drugs, believed to be cocaine.
Following enquiries, officers then searched the property in Ruskin Road where they found drug paraphernalia, a pistol and ammunition. A further man was arrested.
Keir Ratcliffe, 33, from Nursery Road, Meopham, was later charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a licence and conspiracy to supply a class A drug.
John Murrell, 59, from Symons Avenue, Chatham, was charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug.
Andrew Court, 55, from Ruskin Road, Belvedere, was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a licence and conspiracy to supply a class A drug.
All have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Update: All were released on bail to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on December 11.