A man has been arrested after police ‘cut off’ drug trafficking and found a Kinder egg filled with Class A drugs.
Officers from the Preston Neighborhood Police Team were on high visibility patrol this evening (May 4) in the city’s Broadgate area when they spotted an ongoing deal on Hartington Road.
One of the men involved attempted to flee the scene but was quickly arrested nearby on Marsh Lane.
Police said a search of the man revealed a cell phone, money and a softer egg filled with Class A drugs.
The man remains in detention this evening for questioning. His age has not been disclosed.
In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for Preston Police said: “Your Preston Neighborhood Police team carried out high visibility patrols in the Broadgate area this evening.
“After interrupting a drug sale on Hartington Road, a man tried to escape but was detained a short time later on Marsh Lane.
“Following a search, the man was found in possession of a cell phone, cash and a smaller egg filled with Class A drugs. He is currently in the cells of the Preston’s guard awaiting an interview.
Le added: “The Neighborhood Police team will continue to target issues that are important to the people of Preston.
“For us to be able to do this, it is important that we have a strong relationship with the local community. If you have any concerns about crime or ASBs in your area, please contact us by email at [email protected] UK.”
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