POLICE have carried out a number of drugs raids across Blackburn, finding cannabis and heroin.

Officers from Blackburn Neighbourhood Policing team raided a property in Clifton Street, Blackburn, and found heroin.

Later officers arrested a man in Balaclava Street.

The raid came following a day of action on Monday when a large amount of cannabis was recovered from a property in Cornelian Street.

A police spokesman said they discovered two rooms full of plants, which were being dried out ready for use.

She said: “Officers from your Blackburn Neighbourhood Policing team carried out a day of action with some very positive results.

“On Monday morning, following community intelligence, a warrant was executed in the Cornelian Street area and a large amount of cannabis was found which was in the process of being dried out.”

Two other men were also arrested following enquiries into a number of the town's most wanted.

The police spokesman added: “Enquiries were conducted into a number of outstanding wanted persons with one male wanted for failing to appear at court arrested in Accrington. 

“A further male was arrested who had been wanted for over 12 months by both detectives in Blackburn and officers from Police Scotland at an address in Blackburn."

Sgt Craig Jarrett said the day of action was part of a week long initiative which will see officers acting on community information.

He said: “We are acting on any information we have received from members of the public in relation to drugs.

“There seems to be a lot of community intelligence coming in at the minute.

“Rather than picking them off one at a time we though it would be better to dedicate a week to it.”

Police are appealing to tthe public to come forward with any further information about people growing cannabis.

Call 01254 353311 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.