Powder found in drug raid

Police raided a property on Bond Street, South Shore, where they found a

Police raided a property on Bond Street, South Shore, where they found a "significant" amount of white powder.

A drugs clampdown in South Shore continued when police raided a house and recovered an unknown white powder following a tip-off.

Officers today pledged to keep up the pressure on Blackpool’s drug dealers, and urged residents to carry on providing vital information.

A team swooped on the Bond Street home on Wednesday, where they found a “significant” amount of white powder, which has been sent for testing.

Sgt Dave Hannan, of Blackpool Neighbourhood Policing Team, said recent drugs raids was in response to concerns raised by residents.

“We did a survey at the start of the year and this is a public priority,” he added.

“We are getting more information from people due to increased awareness and we are getting more results.

“We need people to keep the information coming – the more information we get the more we can do to tackle this.”

Officers entered the empty residential property, where they found the suspected drugs.

The powder has been sent for analysis, meaning it will be two weeks until police can be certain what was inside.

Sgt Hannan said no arrests have yet been made following the raid but warned drug dealers his team would not be letting up on the concerted operation any time soon, with further raids in South Shore planned this week.

He added: “That was a warrant based on some intelligence we received. We are doing quite a few at the moment.”

Recent raids in South Shore have led to more than £150,000 of drugs being seized and 16 arrests being made.

Anyone with information about drugs in the area can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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