Drugs recovered after warrant in Skelmersdale

Friday, May 19, 2023

Class B drugs have been seized from an address in Skelmersdale after a warrant this morning.

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, with support from the dog division, executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Old Skelmersdale.

The warrant was obtained due to community concerns about drug use and drug dealing in the area and the associated links between knife and organised crime.

PS Dave Butcher from Skelmersdale Police said: “The message is clear – drug dealing and drug use is not welcome in Skelmersdale. It will not be tolerated, and we will do everything in our powers to stop it and bring offenders to justice.

“I would like to thank the local community who provide us with vital intelligence to help us keep our streets safer.”

This week is #OpSceptre, a national intensive crackdown on knife crime. We’ve installed knife bins across the county to keep knives off our streets, reducing their potential to cause harm and keeping people safe. These containers are a safe and secure way to anonymously dispose of unwanted knives.

The knife bins across West Lancashire can be found at the following locations: 

 Digmoor Community Centre, Skelmersdale, WN8 9HR

 Tanhouse Community Centre, Skelmersdale, WN8 6AN

Operation Warrior is Lancashire Police’s response to tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire and delivering on Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden's Fighting Crime Plan priority of disrupting and dismantling organised crime. 

Operation Warrior targets the individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities.

You can tell us about the issues affecting you in your area by taking part in the Lancashire Talking survey here Please select one of the below options to start the survey. ( 


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