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Eight charged in connection with serious crime probe

Thursday, September 30, 2021

DETECTIVES investigating serious and organised crime in Preston have charged eight people

 

Arrests took place at addresses across the city yesterday (Wednesday, September 29th) in relation to the supply of Class A drugs and a firearms discharge on Sunday, February 21st, where a handgun was fired through the window of a house on Dallas Street. Fortunately, no-one was injured in that incident.

 

Eight people have now been charged and were due to appear at court today.

 

Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo from Preston Police said: “These arrests and charges are a result of months of meticulous police work and are part of our pledge to keep our communities safe and build resilience against serious and organised crime”

 

“We are aware of the corrosive effect this has on individuals and communities, many of these perpetrators believe they are above the law. We are determined to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice. My message is clear; if you are embroiled in dealing drugs or using firearms, we will find you”

 

“I want to thank the communities for their continued support, please continue to work with us to let us know who these people are and what they are involved in. Also, if you suspect that drugs are being circulated in your area, share what you know with us.”

 

You can call 101, speak to a local officer or report information to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

Those charged are:

 

 

Niall Mcfarlane, 28, of Maxy House Road, Preston.              

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money

 

Ben Sanders, 30, of Preston                      

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money

 

Daniel Quinn, 29, of Preston                   

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money

 

Ethan Knowles, 19, Maple Grove, Preston              

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin

                                               

Owen Collier, 22, Woodacre Road, Preston                   

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money

 

Pritesh Chohan, 28, Pope Lane, Preston               

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money
  4. Possession with intent to supply heroin
  5. Possession with intent to supply cocaine
  6. Possession of criminal property

 

Steven Crook, 30, Westfield Drive, Preston

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Possession with intent to supply heroin
  4. Possession with intent to supply crack cocaine
  5. Possession of criminal property

 

Daniel Hughes, 38, NFA                  

  1. Conspiracy to supply crack cocaine
  2. Conspiracy to supply heroin
  3. Conspiracy to launder money

 

Three others, a 19-year-old man, a 35-year old man and a 20-year old woman, all from Preston, were arrested and have been released under investigation.

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