Margate man remanded on drug and weapon charges

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A Margate man has appeared in court after officers found an estimated £10,000 worth of drugs at a property in the town.

During the afternoon of Tuesday 26 March, officers stopped and searched a vehicle in Northdown Road, Cliftonville, where they found eight wraps of suspected Class A drugs, two mobile phones and a quantity of cash.

A man was arrested and, as part of the investigation, officers also searched a property in Margate under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Large quantities of class A and class B drugs were seized from the address as well as a knuckleduster, weighing scales and other items suspected to be used in connection with drug dealing.

Richard Carby was charged on Wednesday 27 March with possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possessing cannabis with intent to supply, possession of a weapon, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The 62-year-old, of Dane Road, appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on the same day and was remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 29 April.


    • Most of them are as thick as two short planks & get caught because of broken windows, lapsed/no car insurance, bald tires, speeding, being young guys in grey chav tracksuits driving round in BMW’s with ‘music’ blaring out etc, rather than any outstanding detective work by the police.

  1. If you know anyone who has two mobile phones, and no car insurance, you might as well report them!

    • Knocking people’s teeth out, so they can drink their soup from the food bank will no doubt be the defence line in court.

  2. At his age he should have been looking forward to retiring in a few years.
    You just never know who could be at it these days, it seems the in thing to be doing. Well done to the police in stopping this one.

  3. Sadly, guys like this are bullied and intimidated into dealing drugs by the criminal gangs who supply them. He is more of a victim than anything else.

        • If u think its only teenagers who are susceptable to these gangs of murderous thugs you are very much mistaken. And I’m not quite sure how his previous employment is relevant, but as a vegetarian, dealing in animals certainly counts as a demerit point in my book

    • That would be a viable reason for a vulnerable 14-16 year old being exploited & trafficked by a county lines gang. It isn’t one for a guy in his sixties, who was running a chicken shop not too long back-according to Companies House.

      Do the gang force him not to pay his car insurance & force the knuckle dusters on his hand as well?

  4. I don’t know about this guy specifically and maybe he is a bad’un. But there a lot folks, young and old, whose whole lives are in the grip of these gangsters who are, in my humble opinion, the people who need to be brought to book.

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