A 39-year-old man will appear at crown court accused of having £30,000 of heroin at his home in Bushey.

Ebenezer Oluwa-seun Daramola, formerly of Otter Place, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on May 2 charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs (heroin and cocaine).

He was also accused of handling stolen goods and possessing an article for use in fraud after police allegedly found three stolen Blue Badges and a fake driving licence at his address.

The 39-year-old was stopped by officers while driving in Bushey in a Porsche Cayenne at around 10.30pm on April 2.

Daramola, now of Keir Hardie Way, London, denied all three charges and was remanded into custody before a further case management hearing on June 28 and the trial on July 25.

Speaking after his arrest, Sergeant Dave Perkins said: “These types of operations are continually being conducted to disrupt the drug supply networks in our towns. 

“A lot of planning and intelligence work goes into this type of covert work that often goes unnoticed but is key to stopping drugs from getting on to the streets."