A man has denied all but one charge after police seized £8,000 worth of cocaine during a raid.

Broxton Williams, of Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, has been charged with possession of a class A drug (cocaine) with intent to supply, possession of a class A drug (MDMA), and possession of criminal property (cash).

The charges came after Herts Police executed a warrant in Berry Lane at 6.45am on Thursday October 5. Searching the property, officers found cocaine, smaller amounts of MDMA crystal, hundreds of pounds in cash, multiple phones, and weighing scales.

Mr Williams, 32, was remanded in custody before appearing in Hatfield Magistrates’ Court the next day (October 6) where he pleaded not guilty to all charges besides possessing MDMA.

After being released under what police described as “strict” bail conditions, he is next scheduled to appear in St Albans Crown Court on November 7.

On the same day the warrant was executed Herts Police executed another, also under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, in New Road, Croxley Green.

Cocaine and multiple mobile phones were recovered and a 30-year-old man, from Croxley Green, was arrested on suspicion of class A drug possession with intent to supply, in connection with the search.

He has also been released on “strict” bail conditions, while enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Dave Perkins said: “This latest operation is part of our ongoing efforts to target and disrupt those involved in supplying Class A drugs in Watford.

“The violence and exploitation often associated with county lines networks causes untold harm to our communities and often targets the vulnerable.

“For that reason, we will not rest in our mission to seek out those who choose to supply and sell illegal drugs in our town.

“Please keep reporting your concerns to us; we may not be able to act immediately, but this does not mean that we won’t. We need to have the right people in the right place at the right time, so please keep the information coming.”

Those who suspect drug-related crime in their area are asked to report it online or by calling 101.