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Three men arrested in Penwortham drugs bust

Posted on - 9th November, 2020 - 11:04am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Police found prohibited items in the car Pic: South Ribble PolicePolice found prohibited items in the car Pic: South Ribble Police
Police found prohibited items in the car Pic: South Ribble Police

Three males have been arrested in the Penwortham area on suspicion of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

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The males were driving through Penwortham just after 9pm last night (Sunday 8 November) in a vehicle with a headlight out when they were stopped.

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There was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car and when the driver got out to check the headlights there was a cannabis joint on the seat.

Police used powers under section 23 misuse of drugs act to search the males and the vehicle.

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Officers found a quantity of cannabis, cash, paint gun, balaclava, smoke grenade, knives and other prohibited articles and all three were arrested and taken to custody.

The vehicle was also seized and the males were interviewed after spending a day in custody. Searches have also been carried out at their home addresses. Forensic and digital enquiries are still ongoing.

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There was also a lot of distruption on the Kingsfold estate over the weekend with bricks being thrown into the road and youths causing ASB.

Police have all the names of people involved and they will be dealt with this week.

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