Man arrested after heroin found hidden under gear stick during car search in Accrington

A man was arrested after heroin and £200 in cash was found inside a car in Accrington.

By Sean Gleaves
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 6:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 6:33 pm

Officers pulled over a VW Golf in Blackburn Road at around 4.45pm on Tuesday (May 24

26 wraps of heroin were found hidden under the gear stick after police searched the vehicle.

A bag containing around £200 in cash was also seized.

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A 36-year-old man, from Haslingden, was promptly arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was later released under investigation.

Sgt Chris Hutchinson, from the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “We know that drugs cause misery within communities and we hope this sends a message that we will not tolerate them.

“As always we would ask that you contact us if you have any information about drug supply in your area.”

A man was arrested after heroin was found inside a car in Blackburn Road, Accrington.

Anybody with information can call police on 101 or report it online at https://orlo.uk/id3E6.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 111 555.