15 charged after Lancashire Police seize suspected class A drugs, weapons and cash during 20 raids across Preston and Chorley

15 people have been charged after suspected Class A drugs, weapons and cash were seized during raids across Preston and Chorley.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 17th June 2022, 5:39 pm
Updated Friday, 17th June 2022, 5:52 pm

Police executed a number of warrants earlier this week following reports drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine were being dealt across the area.

20 properties were raided across Preston and Chorley between Tuesday and Thursday, with suspected Class A drugs, cash, mobile phones and weapons seized.

15 people were subsequently charged by police for a number of offences, including conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

Det Chief Insp Zoe Russo, of Preston Police, said: “This week’s arrests and subsequent charges are part of the proactive work we are carrying out to tackle suspected drug dealing being committed in and around Preston.

"Organised crime destroys communities and the lives of those taking drugs and those who are often coerced into dealing them on behalf of these gangs.

"The gangs who operate these lines, use young and vulnerable people to do their dirty work for them and we need to put a stop to this.

“Our work to remove these people from our streets and bring them to justice will continue on a daily basis and I would ask anyone who has information about this kind of activity to come forward so we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

15 people were charged after suspected Class A drugs and weapons were seized during raids across Preston and Chorley

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The following people were arrested and charged by police:

- Haq Nawaz, 28, of, Robin Hey, Leyland, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Dil Nawaz, 26, of Scotforth Road, Preston charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Asim Nawaz, 22, of Eaves Lane, Chorley charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Louis Brown, 31, Longley Close, Fulwood, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Sohail Ahmed Dad, 25, of Fishwick Parade, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Kian Makinson, 20, of Grizedale Crescent, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Hasan Saeed, 24, New Hall Lane, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Elliot Slater, 23, of Burnslack Road, Ribbleton, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin and possessing a controlled drug of Class B – Cannabis / Cannabis Resin.

- Christopher Edgington, 25 of Derby Square, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin, as well as possession of a controlled drug of Class B – Cannabis / Cannabis Resin.

- Lee Davies, 45, of Pope Lane, Ribbleton, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- David Cartwright, 49, of Grizedale Crescent, Ribbleton, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Zain Hussain, 18, Hawthorn Road, Ribbleton, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin, as well as possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. He was also charged with possessing with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – Crack Cocaine.

- Daniel Gould, 18, of Cemetery Road, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- Callum Cowperthwaite, 18, of Geoffrey Street, Preston, charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

- A 16-year-old boy from Preston was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug cocaine and heroin.

All appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court this week.

If you have concerns about drug dealing in your area, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call police on 101.

You can also report crimes online at doitonline.lancashire.police.uk.