Barrowford man in court on drugs charges

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A Barrowford man is due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court today charged with drugs offences related to a series of raids that took place in Lancashire and Greater Manchester on Wednesday.

Darren Bowling (47), of Colne Road, has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply cannabis, two charges of concealment of criminal property and possession of criminal property.

Three other men from Blackburn, Cheadle and Sale are also charged with conspiracy to supply drugs, transferring criminal property, possession of criminal property and the cultivation of cannabis.

The charges follow raids that were carried out by officers from Lancashire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) at a number of addresses and business premises in Barrowford, Blackburn, Burnley, Hapton, Cheadle and Sale.