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Eight men charged after Preston drugs raids

Posted on - 30th September, 2021 - 4:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News

A serious and organised crime sweep in Preston has led to police charging eight people.

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Arrests took place at addresses across the city on Wednesday 29 September. They involved the supply of Class A drugs and the discharge of a firearm on Sunday 21 February.

In the incident, a handgun was fired through the window of a house on Dallas Street, but no one was injured. Eight people have now been charged and were due to appear at court today.

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Those charged following the drugs raids are:

Niall Mcfarlane, 28, of Maxy House Road, Preston.
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money

Ben Sanders, 30, of Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money

Daniel Quinn, 29, of Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money

Ethan Knowles, 19, Maple Grove, Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin

Owen Collier, 22, Woodacre Road, Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money

Pritesh Chohan, 28, Pope Lane, Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money
Possession with intent to supply heroin
Possession with intent to supply cocaine
Possession of criminal property

Steven Crook, 30, Westfield Drive, Preston
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Possession with intent to supply heroin
Possession with intent to supply crack cocaine
Possession of criminal property

Daniel Hughes, 38, NFA
Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
Conspiracy to supply heroin
Conspiracy to launder money

Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo from Preston Police said: “These arrests and charges are a result of months of meticulous police work.

“They are part of our pledge to keep our communities safe and build resilience against serious and organised crime.

“We are aware of the corrosive effect this has on individuals and communities. Many of these perpetrators believe they are above the law.

“We are determined to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice. My message is clear; if you are embroiled in dealing drugs or using firearms, we will find you.

“I want to thank the communities for their support. Please continue to work with us to let us know who these people are and what they are involved in. Also, if you suspect that drugs are being circulated in your area, share what you know with us.”

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Members of the public with information should call 101, speak to a local officer or report information to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online – crimestoppers-uk.org.



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