Bags of drugs seized by officers in Wyre over the last 12 months have been destroyed in an incinerator.
The bags contained various class A and B drugs such as cannabis, amphetamine, bubble, cocaine and heroin, along with illegally obtained prescription drugs. All of the substances had been taken during stop-checks and drugs raids made last year.
Seized drugs are kept in a secure location until they are no longer needed as evidence for court cases and then they are destroyed, usually through incineration.
Sgt Daniel Whitaker, of Wyre police, said: “The drugs put into the incinerator would have had a street value of thousands of pounds and that is cash we have prevented from going into criminals’ pockets.
“If an area becomes blighted by drugs then there are increased health risks to those who take the substances, while those who are not involved are still affected by the anti-social behaviour and crime that is committed to fund drugs habits. When residents tell us they are concerned about drugs in their area we will take action to remove the problem. We must work together to tackle this issue and we welcome information from the local community.”
Call police with any information about drugs on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.