Fleetwood man found with Class A drugs and knuckle duster after being stopped by police

One man was subsequently arrested

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards

A 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

Officers deployed a stinger device on Blackpool Road, Clifton, Preston. It is believed the vehicle was travelling to the Blackpool area.

One man was subsequently arrested. When the vehicle was searched a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs, several mobile phones and a knuckle duster were seized from the vehicle.

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The man’s home address was later searched, during which weapons were seized. A 57-year-old man from Fleetwood is currently in custody and investigations are ongoing.

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards said: “This is an excellent arrest and should have a significant impact on drug supply and misuse in Fleetwood. Serious and organised crime poses a real threat to our communities and blights the lives of good, law-abiding citizens. I will not tolerate this criminality in my Division.

“Organised crime will continue to be a priority in order to bring offenders to justice, who insist on committing such crime. We will continue with our proactive and robust stance, utilising both covert and overt policing tactics, to ensure we continue to put offenders before the courts.”

  • 17:20, 12 JAN 2023

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