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Men charged as part of investigation into organised crime

Friday, March 2, 2018

Five people have been charged as part of an investigation into organised crime on the Fylde coast.

Six people were arrested on Wednesday after a series of raids as part of Operation Jennet, a thorough and extensive investigation by detectives responsible for tackling serious and organised crime.

Eight people arrested last week as part of the same operation have been charged.

Detective Chief Inspector Becky Smith, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are committed to tackling organised crime groups working in the county and in particular, on the Fylde coast. These latest arrests send out a clear message to those involved in organised crime. Organised crime, including the production and supply of drugs, the violence which controls this market and how it impacts on vulnerable people, blights our communities and puts ordinary law-abiding people at risk.

“I would like to reassure the public we will keep up the pressure on those involved in serious and organised crime in Lancashire, continually striving to protect the most vulnerable. We will relentlessly pursue these offenders and put them before the courts to make our streets safer.”

The following men have been charged by police:

Daniel Mahon, 25, of Sharow Grove, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug.

Joshua Shaw, 25, of Henson Avenue, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug and possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B.

John Casey, 31, of Seventh Avenue, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug.

Blu Leahy, 25, of Powell Avenue, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug.

Declan Morgan, 25, of Melville Road, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug and conspire to supply a controlled drug of Class B.

All have been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on March 9.

A sixth man, aged 30 and from Blackpool, was released under investigation.

Anyone who suspects drugs being dealt in their area can contact police on 101. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 


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