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Seven charged after drugs swoop

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Yesterday we told you about some arrests we had made in Rossendale and Rochdale as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in East Lancashire and we wanted to update you.

Seven of those we arrested have been charged and were due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, July 4th)

They are:

James Kiely 04/02/1996, of Acre View Bacup. Conspiracy to supply class A and B and money laundering.

Daryl Kiely 05/03/1988, Hammerton Green, Bacup. Conspiracy to supply class A and B and money laundering.

Dylan Traynor-Lomax 09/01/1997, Staghills Road, Rossendale. Conspiracy to supply Class A and B.

Jamie Hackett 28/12/1986, Primrose Street, Bacup. Conspiracy to supply Class A and B.

Gary Taylor 14/06/1992, Westminster Street, Rochdale. Conspiracy to supply Class A and B.

Adam Herba Whinfield 21/02/1995, Blackthorn Lane, Bacup. Conspiracy to supply Class A and B.

Jodie Bradley 08/11/1989, Birch Street, Bacup. Conspiracy to supply Class A and B.

Two others – a woman aged 27 from Bacup and a man aged 57 from Bacup – have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

We also appealed for help to find three other people we wanted to speak to and one of those has now been arrested. James West, 30, of Bacup is currently in custody.

We are still looking for Frankie Taylor, 32, of Booth Crescent, Waterfoot; and Anthony McKenna, 37, of Newchurch Road, Stacksteads (pictured) and we would urge them to hand themselves in.

   

DCI John Roy, of East CID, said: “While we have now secured charges our work is very much ongoing, and we will continue to target those involved in drug supply in our communities.

"I want to thank the community for their continued support and cooperation, and I hope that seeing these results encourages them to continue to report suspicious activity, either directly to the police or anonymously to Crimestoppers." 

If you believe that someone may be involved in drugs activity in your area, you can report it to us by calling 101. Alternatively, you can report it via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report your concerns anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999.