A man has been arrested and a large quantity of drugs and money has been seized after a vehicle was stopped in Earls Colne.
Following concerns raised by local residents, officers carried stopped a vehicle at an address in De Vere Road on Thursday, March 7.
A 19 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of firearms offences, and money laundering.
He has since been released under investigation.
Inspector Colin Cox said: “I need members of the public to report information relating the sale of drugs in the Braintree District.
“All information – no matter how large or small – is really important to us and helps us to build up a picture of the issue.
“If you have any information you can call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”