Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Seven arrested in Galgate drugs raids

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after a number of warrants were executed in Galgate.

Police searched four addresses in Galgate on Wednesday morning (14 August): two on Main Road, one on Chapel Lane and one on Chapel Street.

Four men, aged 20, 21, 22 and 22, and two women, both aged 21, all from Galgate, have been arrested on suspicion of importing a Class B drug and being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug (cannabis resin).

A third woman, aged 20 from Great Harwood, has also been arrested on suspicion of the same offences. All seven people are currently in police custody.

A number of items relating to drugs supply have been seized and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Inspector Bev Foster said: “Today we have taken action to disrupt the activities of those we suspect of being involved in the importation and supply of controlled drugs within the area.

“We have executed a number of warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act and we hope that this shows residents that we are taking action to deal with the problems that are affecting their neighbourhoods.

“Drugs can blight our communities. Not only do they bring obvious dangers to a person’s health, but they also lead to further anti-social behaviour and crime such as burglary, robbery and car crime, which are often committed to fund a drug habit.

“Today we have acted on intelligence and information is the key – we want people to come forward with their concerns so that we can clamp down on people believed to be involved in drug dealing. If you have any concerns or information about drug dealing in your area please contact us.”

•Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line

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