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Men charged with drug dealing after crash closes Dock Road, Chatham

Two men have been charged with drug dealing after an incident which saw a main road closed off.

Traffic was left at a standstill in Dock Road, Chatham, on Thursday from 10.30am, when officers spotted a vehicle they believed was suspicious.

Police hold the traffic on Dock Road, Chatham. Picture: Lawrence Pozzetti-Atwill
Police hold the traffic on Dock Road, Chatham. Picture: Lawrence Pozzetti-Atwill

The driver is alleged to have sped off, smashing into a number of cars travelling in the opposite direction.

Police closed the road at the junction with Globe Lane and arrested the driver and passenger.

They also seized Class A drugs.

Officers later charged Leesean Francis, 20, of Bridgetown Close, London, and 19-year-old Joshua Malcom, of Wingford Road, London, with possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

Francis was also charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

Police in Dock Road, Chatham at the junction with Globe Lane on Thursday
Police in Dock Road, Chatham at the junction with Globe Lane on Thursday

Both appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday where they were remanded into custody, pending a future hearing.

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