A MEMBER of a drugs gang has been sentenced for drugs offences.

Robert Chapman, 43, was arrested following a seven-month operation to target criminals involved in drugs gangs in Clacton.

Chapman, of no fixed address, was seen arranging drug deals in the town in October and November last year.

He was arrested on February 13, following an investigation and charged with four counts of possession of heroin and two counts of possession of cocaine which he admitted at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined £180 and ordered to pay £85 court costs as well as a £32 victim surcharge.