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Two charged after drugs warrant in Fleetwood

Friday, January 6, 2023

Yesterday, 5th January 2023, Wyre’s Neighbourhood Task Force executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Fleetwood.

Large quantities of Class A drugs and a substantial amount of cash were seized from the property. Officers also found items suspected of being purchased with the proceeds of crime, which have been seized.

Three males were arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs.

Following investigations, Bradley Taylor, 19, of Hawthorne Avenue, Fleetwood, has been charged with:

  • Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine and heroin)
  • Concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class B (cannabis)
  • Concerned in the supply of crack cocaine
  • Concerned in the supply of heroin
  • Possession of criminal property

 A 17-year-old has been charged with:

  • Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine and heroin)
  • Concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class B (cannabis)
  • Concerned in the supply of crack cocaine
  • Possession of criminal property
  • Breach of a restraining order

Both are due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates today (6th January 2023).

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards said: “You told us that drug dealing was a concern within your community, so we have acted.

“Over the last six months, we have conducted 19 drugs warrants in Wyre. We have also been carrying out other proactive policing activity to make sure that those who choose to commit crime are dealt with robustly. I am utilising a number of policing tactics, both covert and overt, to support the community intelligence you provide to enable us to bring offenders to justice.

“We will continue to work hand-in-hand with our partners to ensure a coordinated response to protect our communities.

“The message is clear – drug dealing, and drug use is not welcome in Wyre. Offenders who commit any crime within my division need to be reminded that your criminal behaviour will not be tolerated, and you are not welcome here.

“Thank you to the community who provide us with vital intelligence to help us keep our streets safer. I can assure you that this type of work will continue all year and we are dedicated to making Wyre a safe place to be.”

Last year, Lancashire Police launched Operation Warrior - our 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.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said: "This is exactly what the public want to see, proactive policing that takes the fight to criminals. 

"Disrupting and dismantling organised crime gangs is a key priority in my Fighting Crime Plan and it's exactly why I'm backing the Constabulary through Op Warrior, to see even more arrests, more asset seizures and more drugs off the streets of Lancashire.

“Any community intelligence is vital in our fight against organised crime, and I would encourage residents to report suspicious activity or any information that might help us in tackling crime gangs.”


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