Police snare three Chorley men after dawn drugs raid

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A drug raid on five properties in one block of flats in Chorley has led to three arrests.

Operation Fenton, carried out by Lancashire Police on Hollinshead Street early this morning (Friday), was the result of six months undercover work and involved breaking down front doors, executing warrants for arrest and searching the properties.

A police officer breaks down a door during a drugs raid in Chorley

A police officer breaks down a door during a drugs raid in Chorley

The three men, aged 32, 44 and 45, all from Chorley, have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine and are currently in custody.

Part of a wider drugs clamp down called Operation Nemesis, it involved 25 officers in full protective suits entering the five properties simultaneously. One of the arrests was made at a secondary address on Carrington Road, Chorley, in which bite-back spray had to be used on a dog within the property.

Detective Inspector Nick Hills said: “This operation is part of the force’s continued misson to combat drug dealers after drug-related deaths in Chorley have risen in recent years.”

See tomorrow’s Lancashire Evening Post for the full story.