Police dog in £6,000 drugs raid

Scene of drugs raid on Newcastle Avenue in Blackpool
Scene of drugs raid on Newcastle Avenue in Blackpool
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A DRUGS dog helped sniff out thousands of pounds of amphetamine in a Blackpool home.

Officers raided the terraced property on Newcastle Avenue in the resort after a tip-off from the local community – and found £6,000 of amphetamine stashed inside.

Insp Jason Richardson, geographic inspector for Blackpool Central, said: “We executed a warrant as a result of community intelligence received about drugs activity at the address.

“Our local neighbourhood policing team, led by PC Jamie Robinson, alongside a drugs dog and an operational support unit, executed a warrant at the address and located 601 grammes, around £6,000, of amphetamines and a quantity of cannabis.”

Today, the police who executed the warrant, have been praised for ensuring the drugs did not end up on Blackpool’s streets.

Dave Blacker, chairman of Talbot ward PACT, said: “We are very proud of our neighbourhood policing team, they do a really good job and we trust them to do the right thing on our behalf.”

Insp Richardson said it is vital residents continue to pass on any information they have about suspected illegal activity. He added: “We have stopped these drugs getting out onto the streets.

“I would praise the neighbourhood policing team for their efforts.

“It’s so important the community bring that intelligence to us and that’s what has enabled us to take this action and get those drugs off the street and prevent the further associated crime you get with these drugs like anti-social behaviour.”

A 54-year-old man from Blackpool has been charged with possession with intent to supply and remanded in custody to appear before Preston Crown Court this month.

Two other people were arrested but have since been released on police bail pending inquiries.

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