After early morning raids on the homes of people suspected of being involved in organised crime yesterday (see news story), charges have been brought against several of those arrested.
Ten people were arrested on suspicion of crimes such as money laundering and conspiracy to supply drugs, conspiracy to supply class B drugs, and conspiracy to defraud.
Three of the arrested will appear at Lancaster Magistrates this morning. Jason Diprose, of Austwick Road, Lancaster, is charged with conspiracy to supply class B drugs, conspiracy to supply class A drugs, fraud by false representation; Anthony Diprose of Roeburn Drive, Morecambe, is charged with fraud by false representation, conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and proceeds of crime offence; and Lauren Padgett, also of Roeburn Drive, Morecambe is charged with fraud by false representation, and proceeds of crime offence.
Two more arrested will appear at Lancaster Magistrates on 30th July. Lynda Padgett of South Grove, Morecambe and Paul Lynch of Tarnbrook Road, Lancaster are both charged with proceeds of crime offences.
The remaining people who were arrested have been released on police bail.
• Anyone with concerns about criminal activity in their neighbourhood should contact police on 01524 63333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.