TWO men were arrested after police executed a drugs warrant at a business in Colchester town centre.

Officers from Colchester’s Town Centre Team executed the warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the premises in Long Wyre Street, at around 12.40pm on Thursday.

During the raid the team said officers discovered a “large amount of controlled prescription medications” at the business.

Officers are understood to have been acting on information passed on to the force by members of the public.

Colchester Council’s public safety boss Mike Lilley said it was good to see Essex Police acting on tip offs from residents.

“It is really good news to see the police are acting on information received from the public,” he said.

“They have been active recently in the town centre.

“The best way to ensure things like this happen is for the public to keep the information being reported.

“They should report everything possible to the police.

“From a council perspective it is great to see our investment in the Colchester Town Team paying off.

“The public deserve credit too as they really help us out with all the information, some of which we pass on to the police.”

Mr Lilley said he would be filled in with the full details by Essex Police at his next regular briefing.

He said: “Obviously if this is a shop involved and something untoward has been going on we would investigate and it may come before the licensing committee.”

He added: “All of the businesses around Colchester will see this and know that if something untoward is going on at their premises, they will be caught.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We arrested a 32-year-old man from Colchester and a 46-year-old man from Ipswich on possession with intent to supply drugs.

“They have been released under investigation.”