Man arrested after police find drugs, knife and machete stashed in corridors of Callon flats

A man has been arrested after police raided a block of flats in Preston yesterday evening (Monday, January 11).

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 10:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 10:51 am

Officers were called to the flats in Samuel Street, Callon at around 6.30pm, after receiving a tip-off from local residents.

Complaints had been made to Preston's neighbourhood policing team about possible drug dealing taking place in its communal areas.

Officers with the city's task force attended the flats where they found a group of men gathered inside the corridors.

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A search of the Samuel Street flats' communal areas led to officers discovering 27 bags of cannabis and scales associated with drug dealing. Police also found a kitchen knife and a large machete during their sweep of the corridors.

The men were searched at the scene, but officers failed to find anything in their possession.

But a further search of the flats' communal areas led to officers discovering 27 bags of cannabis and scales associated with drug dealing. Police also found a kitchen knife and a large machete during their sweep of the corridors.

One man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody, whilst the other men were told to return to their homes.

Lancashire Police said it was unable to provide details on the man's arrest this morning and could not say whether he remained in custody.

Officers were called to the flats in Samuel Street, Callon at around 6.30pm, after receiving a tip-off from local residents about possible drug dealing. Pic: Google

The force was also unable to comment on whether the men gathered in the hallways had breached coronavirus restrictions.

Posting details of the bust on Facebook, the Preston task force said: "After complaints from members of the public, Preston NPT Task Force attended Samuel Street flats in Callon.

"A number of males were found inside and were all searched.

"During the search one male was arrested and numerous items relating to drug dealing and violence were discovered after carrying out a sweep of the communal areas."

The Task Force added that it will continue to 'target' the Callon area over the coming weeks to continue its crackdown on drug dealing in the area.

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