Four men charged after Meow Meow police raids

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Four men have been charged with drugs offences following a force-wide crackdown on the sale of Meow Meow.

Thames Valley Police carried out a number of warrants at addresses across the Thames Valley and London at about 6am yesterday, as part of an operation to clampdown on the supply of the drug known as M-Kat or Meow Meow.

More than 100 officers executed the warrants under The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 at 11 properties.

Cash, cars and a quantity of controlled drugs were seized.

A cannabis hydroponics set up was also discovered at an address in Wilkins Road in Oxford.

The warrants were executed as part of Operation Raise at addresses including Margaret Road in Banbury, Hailey Road in Chipping Norton and Hulbert End in Aylesbury.

Jivani Hussain, aged 52, of Kenilworth Road, Ashford, Surrey, has been charged with one count of conspire to supply a class B controlled drug. He is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 15 September.

Ciaran Macdonagh, aged 37, of Northampton Street, Oxford, has been charged with one count of conspire to supply a class B controlled drug, one count of possession of a controlled drug of class A, cocaine, and one count of possession of a controlled drug of class B, cathinone derivative. He is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today.

Nazar Vishal, aged 36, of Danvers Road, Oxford, has been charged with three counts of conspire to supply a class B controlled drug. He is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today.

James Screeton, aged 27, of Willes Close, Faringdon, has been charged with two counts of Conspire to supply a class B controlled drug. He is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today.

Meanwhile, two men aged 48 and 39, both from Oxford, have been released on police bail until 3 November.

A 30-year-old man from Oxford has been released on police bail until 12 October.

Meow Meow is a powerful stimulant and is part of a group of drugs that are closely related to the amphetamines, like speed and ecstasy.

It is quite a new drug, and not a lot is known about it, but because it is similar to speed and ecstasy the long term effects may well be similar.