Drug raid arrests

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SEVEN arrests were made during a police drugs operation in Scholes.

Raids on known addresses took place on Wednesday July 31 and Thursday August 1 as part of Operation Spetsai, a multi-agency crackdown to combat the supply of drugs in Scholes.

John Crossland, 38, of Linney Square, has been charged with possession of a class A drug and possession of a class B drug.

He is due to appear before Wigan Magistrates Court on August 13.

In total seven people were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and abstracting electricity. Three were later bailed, two were cautioned and one was released without charge.

As part of the operation, Wigan and Leigh Housing have also managed to secure an injunction which has led to the injunction of one of those arrested.

Police Sergeant Adam Wall said: “We work closely with our partners and would warn those responsible for such behaviour we will take every opportunity to remove them from the community.”