Suspected drugs seized in Chorley raid

Suspected amphetamine and cannabis were seized as police raided a house in Chorley.

Officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the property on Pennine Road at around 7.40pm yesterday (July 14).

89 grams of a powder suspected to be amphetamine, a small amount of cannabis and a small quantity of tablets were found at the address.

The drugs have now been sent off for forensic testing.

Sgt Irene Hoban said: “We executed this warrant after information we received from the local community suggested that drug-related activity was taking place at this address.

“We will not tolerate the use of illegal drugs in Chorley and we will continue to take action.

“I would urge residents to work with us and report any suspicious activity.”

A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing ecstasy with intent to supply and possessing amphetamine with intent to supply and a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class B drug (cannabis) and possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

Both have been released on police bail until October 4, pending further enquiries.

If you have concerns about drugs, you can report it to the police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.