Moor Park drug dealing crackdown sees five arrests made after police chase ends in a bush

Posted on - 16th May, 2024 - 10:43am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Moor Park, Parks, Preston News
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A police crackdown on drug dealing in Preston’s largest park has seen five arrests made.

Two men and three teenagers were arrested by Preston Police during an operation on Moor Park on Wednesday (15 May) evening.

Plain-clothed and uniform patrols were in action to chase-down suspected drug dealers – all from Manchester.

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One chase saw a man arrested after trying to hide in a bush.

Police uncovered crack cocaine and heroin as well as large quantities of cash.

A search of a nearby property found several mobile phones and cash which had been seized.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and a second 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

A second 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

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All five remain in custody for questioning.

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