Bognor man remanded in custody after police raid uncovers drugs worth £250,000


A Bognor Regis man has been charged with money laundering and production of Class C drugs after police discovered drugs worth around £250,000 following a raid at an Aldingbourne industrial site.

Officers say they had received several anonymous reports of antisocial behaviour in relation to the address in Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, over the past six months and discovered an improvised steroid laboratory set up within a metal container on the site on May 16th.

Christopher Young, 54, unemployed, of Marshall Avenue, Bognor, has been charged and remanded into custody and will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on June 13th. A 50-year-old woman from Bognor was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering and has been released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Graham Leaney said: “This search and the subsequent arrests show that we do take reports from the public seriously, even those that come in anonymously.

“We would always encourage people to contact us if they see or hear anything suspicious in their area no matter how small it may seem as others may have reported similar concerns and it allows us to build a bigger picture of potential criminality.”

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