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Six arrested including a 13 year old boy in Preston drugs crackdown

Posted on - 18th August, 2014 - 4:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Lancashire Police, News, Plungington, St Matthews

Six people aged from 13 to 63 across Preston have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

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Officers raided addresses in Plungington, Fishwick and Deepdale in early morning raids on Monday.

The arrests are part of a crackdown called Operation Nemesis on organised crime in the city.

The six people arrested after the raids on St Paul’s Road, Villiers Street and Fishwick Parade are:

A 32 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin, possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

A 63 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of heroin.

A 31 year old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of supplying heroin.

A 21 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and being concerned in the production of cannabis resin.

A 31 year old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin.

A 13 year old boy from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson said: said: “This morning’s arrests are part of our on-going commitment to tackle and dismantle groups and gangs who cause serious anti-social behaviour and violence.

“We have acted on information which has been passed to us by our local communities and we would encourage people to continue to come forward with information.

“Operation Nemesis has been set up to deal with Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) causing serious anti-social behaviour and disruption to local neighbourhoods. These OCGs are actively involved in the supply of class A drugs such as heroin and cocaine, as well as class B drugs such as cannabis and we will continue to deal with them robustly.

“We take this type of criminality extremely seriously and would urge decent members of the public to report any suspicions to us in the safe knowledge that we will deal with these individuals. The vast majority of our activities are driven by community intelligence and it is extremely satisfying to be able to target criminal groups who cause the greatest concern.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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