Three arrested, including 16-year-old, after police discover drugs, cash and phones in Preston

Posted on - 8th February, 2024 - 11:05am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
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Three males, the youngest aged 16, have been arrested of suspected drug offences in Preston.


On Tuesday (February 6), police had been contacted over concerns of potential drug-dealing in the St Anthony’s Road area.

Two men were searched under Section 23 the Misuse of Drugs Act. This search was negative and the pair were sent on their way.​

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After a search of a nearby property, three males were arrested and a large amount of suspected Class A drugs, cash and mobile phones were recovered. Weapons including a knuckle duster and Rambo style knife were also seized.​


A 16-year-old boy from Nelson, a 19-year-old man from Manchester and 57-year-old man from Preston were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and money laundering. All three have been bailed whilst investigations continue, police said.

A spokesperson for police said: “Operation Warrior is our response to tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire and delivering on Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden’s Fighting Crime Plan priority of disrupting and dismantling organised crime.

“You can report any concerns by calling us on 101 or reporting online. Always call 999 in an emergency.”

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously, either via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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