As part of Operation ImpACT, Cheshire Policeâ€²s continuing fight against drugs crime, officers in Runcorn have charged six people with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Robert Beveridge, 23, Darrell Oâ€²Hare, 23, Jack Friel, 19, Shaun Thompson, 36, Richard Norris, 39, and Joanne Curbishley, 36, were all formally charged conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on Friday 19th December 2014 and will appear at Halton Magistrates on 12th January 2015.
The six were all arrested following a six month investigation, during which a series of search warrants were carried out across the Runcorn area, and officers recovered a quantity of Class A drugs and cash.
Detective Constable Lee Martin from the Northern Area Drugs Unit said: “Operation ImpACT was launched by Detectives from the Northern Area Dedicated Drugs Unit following a number of violent incidents linked to the supply of Class A drugs in the Runcorn area.
“This investigation demonstrates that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Cheshire, and we will take robust action against any persons using violence and intimidation to enforce debts and carry out drug dealing.
“A great deal of work has gone into gathering evidence against the individuals involved in this operation, and I would like to thank residents in the local community for the information they have provided.
“I urge anyone who is concerned about drug dealing in their local community to contact Cheshire Police can contact Cheshire Police on 101, alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”