Five more charged as part of major drugs operation

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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

They 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.

A number of others arrested as part of the same operation have already 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 have been charged by police:

Daniel Thornber, 37, of Dingle Avenue, Blackpool. Conspiracy to Supply Class A Cocaine

Elaine Jackson, 56, of Mardale Avenue, Blackpool. Money laundering

Ricky Jackson, 51, of Mardale Avenue, Blackpool. Money laundering

Reece Fletcher, 23, of Lyncroft Crescent, Blackpool. Conspiracy to Supply Class A Cocaine.

Matthew Evans, 33, of Peter Street, Blackpool. Money laundering.

They are due to appear in court on April 12th.

A man aged 32 and a woman aged 28 both from Blackpool were arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering. They have been 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

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