Bags of drugs seized by officers in the Wyre area over the past 12 months have now 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 seized during stop-checks and drugs raids made in 2012.
Seized drugs are kept in a secure location until they are no longer needed as evidence for court cases and then they are destroyed in a controlled manner, usually through incineration.
Sgt Daniel Whitaker, of Wyre Police, said: “We have destroyed a substantial amount of drugs that were seized over the last 12 months and this has prevented harmful substances from making their way into our neighbourhoods.
“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 that they are concerned about drugs in their area then we will take action.”