A MAN is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences, following a proactive stop from our officers this morning.  

Essex Police officers were on patrol close to the M11 at around 4.30am on Thursday, June 15, when they were alerted to a suspicious vehicle.

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After the vehicle was stopped, it was searched by the Police's Dog Unit.

A large amount of suspected class A drugs were found alongside a small amount of suspected cannabis.

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Officers also located a knife hidden within the car.

The 36-year-old man from Greater London was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply class A drugs, possession of class B drugs and possession of a bladed article.

He remains in custody and enquiries continue.