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Drugs are seized in Accrington house raid
12:11pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
CANNABIS and suspected crack cocaine and amphetamine have been seized after police raided a house in Accrington.
Officers from the Woodnook, Peel and Barnfield neighbourhood policing team executed a warrant at an address on Rothwell Avenue on Tuesday and discovered two large cannabis plants, cannabis bush and a large amount of powder believed to be crack cocaine and amphetamine.
The raid took place at 11am after local residents highlighted concerns to police.
Community Beat Manager PC Rachel Pilkington said: “The plants were around 3.5ft high and were heavily budded. The powder, which was found in the fridge, has now been sent off for forensic analysis and enquiries are ongoing to find out who was responsible.
“We are committed to taking action to remove drugs from our communities and I urge residents to continue to come forward with information or suspicions about drugs in their neighbourhood.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.