Man, 35, arrested after "drugs powder" found in car in Basildon

A MAN has been arrested after police found what they believe to be cocaine in a car that was stopped on the A127 .

The 35-year-old from West Horndon, near Brentwood, was arrested on Friday, September 21, on suspicion of possessing cocaine with an intent to supply.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “A police officer stopped a Mercedes car on the A127 in Basildon at 2.30pm on Friday and searched the vehicle, finding quantities of drugs powder inside.

“Following a search of a house, further powders and cash were seized.”

The man has been bailed until November 12 while investigations continue.

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7:24pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Nebs says...

The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.
The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing. Nebs

10:15am Sun 23 Sep 12

CALL ME CLINT says...

Nebs wrote:
The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.
The problem is that the police would have a greater incentive to investigate crime that generates proceeds than the really serious stuff that affects people's lives and well-being. Offences against the person would be given a low priority. I'm sure you would agree that could never be right.

BTW, why only half the money? Sounds like an arbitrary figure to me, did you pluck it out of the sky?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.[/p][/quote]The problem is that the police would have a greater incentive to investigate crime that generates proceeds than the really serious stuff that affects people's lives and well-being. Offences against the person would be given a low priority. I'm sure you would agree that could never be right. BTW, why only half the money? Sounds like an arbitrary figure to me, did you pluck it out of the sky? CALL ME CLINT

11:09am Sun 23 Sep 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Nebs wrote:
The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.
yes this is an excellent idea. have a dedicated part of the force that works on proceeds of crime. a fast track system in the courts and the group would more than pay for itself in no time.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.[/p][/quote]yes this is an excellent idea. have a dedicated part of the force that works on proceeds of crime. a fast track system in the courts and the group would more than pay for itself in no time. beyond the valley of the asbos

11:18am Sun 23 Sep 12

Nebs says...

CALL ME CLINT wrote:
Nebs wrote:
The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.
The problem is that the police would have a greater incentive to investigate crime that generates proceeds than the really serious stuff that affects people's lives and well-being. Offences against the person would be given a low priority. I'm sure you would agree that could never be right.

BTW, why only half the money? Sounds like an arbitrary figure to me, did you pluck it out of the sky?
Yes, I did pluck it out of the sky. But the money raised would enable the force to deal with the crimes that affect peoples lives and well-being.
Some of the crimes would win both ways, getting money and removing a criminal who affects peoples lives.
[quote][p][bold]CALL ME CLINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: The police should get half of all money seized under the proceeds of crime laws. We would then have a police force that expanded and contracted in tune with crime increasing and decreasing.[/p][/quote]The problem is that the police would have a greater incentive to investigate crime that generates proceeds than the really serious stuff that affects people's lives and well-being. Offences against the person would be given a low priority. I'm sure you would agree that could never be right. BTW, why only half the money? Sounds like an arbitrary figure to me, did you pluck it out of the sky?[/p][/quote]Yes, I did pluck it out of the sky. But the money raised would enable the force to deal with the crimes that affect peoples lives and well-being. Some of the crimes would win both ways, getting money and removing a criminal who affects peoples lives. Nebs

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