Three people have been charged after more than Â£3,000 worth of drugs and thousands of pounds in cash were seized by police in Tameside.
At about 9am on Thursday 8 January 2015, officers from the Tameside Organised Crime Team carried out a series of warrants in the Ashton-under-Lyne area of Tameside.
As a result, Â£3,000 worth of Class A and B drugs were seized, along with several thousands of pounds in cash.
Sonny Heathcote (born 24/07/1994), of Kelvin Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, is charged with possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.
Andrew Ormrod (born 09/05/1991), of Fitzroy Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, is charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and driving while disqualified.
Chantelle McCarthy (born 29/11/1989), of Fitzroy Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, is charged with possession of Class A and B drugs.
All three were due to appear before Tameside Magistrates’ Court today, 9 January 2015.
Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford, of the Tameside Organised Crime Team, said: “We have charged three people in connection with the recovery of thousands of pounds in drugs and cash, so for legal reasons I cannot go into great detail about our investigation.
“However, what I can say is that the recovery of this amount of drugs, which we believe is a mixture of cocaine and cannabis, is a significant result both for the police and for the community.
“In real terms, what this means is thousands of pounds worth of drugs that have been stopped from getting onto the streets of our neighbourhood which I know will make a real difference to people’s lives.
“I would continue to urge anyone with suspects there may be drugs in their community to call us. Together, if we work hand-in-hand we can continue to achieve massive success in cleaning up the streets from drugs.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.