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Seven charged as part of drugs operation

Friday, March 16, 2018

Seven people have been charged by police in connection with a large-scale criminal conspiracy across the Fylde Coast.

Nine addresses in the Blackpool and Fleetwood areas were raided yesterday (Thursday 15th March) as part of Operation Jennet.

Seven men were arrested and charged by police to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on 4th April. An eighth man – a 25-year-old from Lytham St Annes was arrested and released under investigation.

A list of those charged can be found below:

Phillip Bennett, 38, of Branstree Road, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug

Ashley Bucher, 21, of Ashton Road, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug

John Johnstone, 60, of Bowland Crescent, Blackpool – money laundering

Steven McIvor, 28, of Warley Road, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug

Steven Miller, 25, of Carr Road, Fleetwood - conspire to supply a class A controlled drug

Callum Quinn, 22, of Sedbergh Avenue, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug

Christopher Whiteley, 43, of George Street, Blackpool – conspire to supply a class A controlled drug.

Det Chief Inspector Stuart Dixon of Lancashire Police, said: “Serious and organised crime has a detrimental impact on our local communities and we are committed to tackling it. We would urge anyone who suspects drugs are being dealt in their area to report it to police on 101 or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.”

 

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