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Op Centurion patrols arrest Chorley teen on suspicion of drugs offences

Monday, November 20, 2023

Officers out on additional foot patrols as part of Operation Centurion in Chorley have arrested a teenager on suspicion of drugs offences.

The 16-year-old was stopped by officers in the Town Centre at around 4pm yesterday (Sunday, 19th November 2023). Nine snap bags of what is believed to be Cannabis and around £150 in cash were discovered and seized following a search.

A further search of the suspect’s home address also revealed drugs, a Zombie knife and a BB gun, which were also seized by our officers.

A 16-year-old boy from Chorley was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and has been released whilst investigations continue.

Chief Inspector Chris Abbott said: “Anti-social behaviour can take many forms – including intimidating and aggressive groups, drug dealing in residential areas, damage, graffiti, and the anti-social use of vehicles. What they all have in common is that they are a blight on our communities, and we will not tolerate it in Chorley.”

We will continue to work with our partner agencies to tackle the issues and concerns of our communities and make people feel safe in their homes and on the streets.”

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden said:

"Op Centurion is stepping up our fight against ASB in our communities. The Constabulary's dedicated ASB, Prevention and Problem-Solving Command is now operational and working with our partners to find long terms solutions to address the underlying issues that cause ASB.

"I'm absolutely committed to cracking down on anti-social behaviour and I will continue to work closely with the Chief Constable to ensure the Constabulary has the resources needed to get tough on ASB and keep our communities safe."

Operation Centurion is the a county-wide crackdown on anti-social behaviour, led by Lancashire Constabulary and backed by Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden, delivering his Fighting Crime Plan priority of getting tough on anti-social behaviour, with the support of our partners.

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To find out more about Op Centurion, visit here: Lancashire Tackling Anti Social Behaviour (