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Two charged with drugs offences in Kendal

Two men from Manchester have been charged with drugs offences after a car crashed into a police car in Kendal on Friday.

27-year old Billy John Carl Johnson of Reginald Street, Eccles in Manchester and 26-year old Stephen Ayrey of The Gardens, Eccles, have been charged with possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and handling stolen goods.

Johnson faces a further charge of dangerous driving.

The charges follow a car crash, where a car collided with a police car and two parked vehicles in Kirkland, Kendal at about 11.45am on Friday.

“Cumbria Constabulary takes all drugs crime seriously. To tackle drugs offences we need the help of the public and any information, no matter how minor it might seem, could help. Please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Sergeant Andrew Lamb, Cumbria Police


Drug accused pair in court

A man and a woman are due in court in Carlisle today after £3,000 worth of drugs were allegedly found in their car.

The two were charged with drug supply offences after police mounted a proactive stop on the M6 yesterday (25thAugust).

A black Audi Q3 was stopped on the M6 northbound near Southwaite Services at around 2.45am.

The occupants were said to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of £3,000.

Two people in the the vehicle were arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Ethan Sheen, aged 20, of Merlin Street, Liverpool and Stacy Washington, aged 32, of Sandon Street, Liverpool were due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (26th August).

Sheen has also been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.


Borders Police crackdown on drug crimes as man arrested

Borders police say they will continue to tackle drug crimes Credit: ITV Border

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with possessing and supplying illegal drugs.

He was found on a property in Innerleithen yesterday.

Police Scotland Community Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police Station say tackling drug crime is a top priority.

Our proactive drugs operations combined with information from the public has resulted in us taking more illegal drugs off the streets of the Scottish Borders. Tackling drug crime is a top priority for Police Scotland and we have a zero tolerance policy towards drug related offences. We continue to deal with any offences reported to the police using every resource at our disposal.

– Community Inspector Tony Hodges, Galashiels Police Station
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