Thursday, 26 April 2012

Amphetamine seized during Lancaster drugs raid

Police have seized suspected amphetamine, heroin and cash following a raid at a home in Lancaster.

Officers executed a drugs warrant at an address in Harcourt Road at shortly after 1.00pm on Tuesday.

A number of ounces of a substance, believed to be amphetamine, were found inside the premises and were seized by police.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing amphetamine with intent to supply; possessing heroin and possessing cannabis. She has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Sergeant James Pinder, Lancaster police, said: “Amphetamine, like all illegal drugs, has a negative impact on our communities, not only because of the physical and mental health risks it brings with it, but also because a significant proportion of crime in our neighbourhoods - particularly burglary – is carried out in order to fund a drug habit.

“When we become aware that drugs and drug dealing are causing issues for other local residents we will take action, but we need members of our communities to come to us with any concerns or information that they may have so that together we can solve the problem.”

• Information can be given to police on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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