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Drugs seized after a number of dawn raids across Preston

Posted on - 11th December, 2020 - 8:59am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Longton & New Longton, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
The drugs that were seized. Pic: Lancashire Police

Eight people have been charged in connection with a major Lancashire Constabulary investigation into drug supply in the county.

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Op Collier saw police carry out a number of dawn raids over the last week at addresses throughout Preston and Lancaster.

A number of people were arrested and significant quantities of Class A (Cocaine) and Class B (Cannabis) drugs recovered as part of the investigation.

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Supt Becky Smith, of West Police, said: “This has been a long-running and complex investigation into the supply of Class A and Class B drugs in the county.

“We remain committed to tackling and disrupting drug dealing activity and protecting vulnerable members of our communities.

“We need the public’s help in our efforts to tackle drug supply and I would encourage anyone with information to come forward and speak to us confident in the knowledge that we will act on that information.

“This investigation is still very much on-going and we will be looking to arrest and charge more individuals in the coming months.”

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Those charged are:

1. Anthony Haynes, aged 57 years from Tristan Avenue, Walmer Bridge, Preston, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – cocaine

2. Ashley Haynes, aged 26 years of No Fixed Abode, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – cocaine
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

3. Paige Hambleton, aged 26 years from Mersey Street, Preston, charged with:
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

4. Joshua Harrison, aged 34 years from Ingleborough Road, Lancaster, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – Cocaine
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

5. Sebastian Haigh, aged 31 years from Church Brow, Lancaster, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – Cocaine
• Conspire to supply a class B controlled drug – Cannabis
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

6. Michael Newsham, aged 30 years from Barn Hey, Longton, charged with:
• Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A

7. Ryan Alty, aged 30 years from Belle Field Close, Penwortham, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – Cocaine
• Conspire to supply a class B controlled drug – Cannabis
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

8. Leon Mansley, aged 33 years from Hazel Grove, Preston, charged with:
• Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – Cocaine
• Conspire to conceal / disguise / convert / transfer / remove criminal property

Numbers five to eight on the above list were due to appear at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 10 December).

Numbers one to four are due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday 5 January.

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