Man arrested for drug offences

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Yesterday, 11th January 2023, a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences. 

Officers stopped a vehicle on Blackpool Road, Clifton, Preston, believed to be travelling to the Blackpool area, with one man arrested.

Upon the vehicle being searched a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs, several mobile phones and a knuckle duster were seized from the vehicle.

The man’s home address was later searched, during which weapons were seized.

A 57-year-old man from Fleetwood is currently in custody and investigations are ongoing.

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards said: “This is an excellent arrest and should have a significant impact on drug supply and misuse in Fleetwood.

“Serious and organised crime poses a real threat to our communities and blights the lives of good, law-abiding citizens. I will not tolerate this criminality in my Division.

“Organised crime will continue to be a priority in order to bring offenders to justice, who insist on committing such crime.  

“We will continue with our proactive and robust stance, utilising both covert and overt policing tactics, to ensure we continue to put offenders before the courts.”

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.

It aims to target 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.

If you have any information about criminal activity in your area, we encourage you to report this to us. You are able to contact us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can visit our online portal here. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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