Police arrest man in Blackpool drugs bust

A man has been arrested in Blackpool after he was found in possession of 19 wraps, say police.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 11:36 am
Updated Monday, 30th January 2017, 11:41 am
A 19-year-old man from Manchester was arrested in North Shore

The 19-year-old man from Manchester was arrested in the Gorton Street, Elizabeth area of Blackpool on the 27 January.

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A spokesperson for Blackpool police said in a post to their Facebook page: "As a result of numerous complaints regarding drug dealing in the Gorton Street/Elizabeth Street area of Blackpool over the last three days your Neighbourhood Policing Team have stepped up patrols in the area.

"Officers from the team have arrested a 19-year-old man from Manchester on suspicion of possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply after he was searched and found in possession of 19 wraps.

"We are aware of the negative impact of this activity and are acting as a direct result of your information."