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Preston man charged after North West drugs raids

Posted on - 20th May, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Penwortham

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A Preston man is one of six arrested in drugs raids across the North West.

Officers from Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester entered homes and businesses in Penwortham, Skelmersdale, Maghull, Whiston and Stretford around 6.30am on Tuesday.

A 45-year-old Preston man was has been charged on suspicion with conspiracy to supply controlled drugs following warrant at a house in Abbey Walk, Penwortham and a business premises in Stretford.

Police also took in a man currently in prison in Preston.

DCI John Webster from Titan’s command team said: “This activity has come as a result of a lengthy and complex investigation by Titan and other agencies into the supply of large quantities of illegal drugs in the North-west.

“I would like to thank the officers from the local police forces where these warrants have been executed for their support in this on-going operation.

“It is extremely pleasing to be able to arrest six people who we suspect are involved in this conspiracy and search homes and businesses we believe are linked to them.

“Following these searches the six people will be questioned by teams of my officers at Titan and our enquiries will continue from there.

“Illegal drugs cause a great deal of harm to people from every walk of life and that is why Titan exists to tackle the top tiers of serious organised crime.

“We go after some of the biggest criminals in the region who cause some of the most serious harm through their drug dealing and violence and we remain committed to standing side by side with other law enforcement agencies to do all we can to take them out of circulation.”

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