Bolton police have carried out a drugs bust in the north of the borough during the afternoon on Wednesday, April 10.

Officers from GMP’s Bolton North team took to Draycott Street area to carry out the warrant.

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Photos posted by GMP on social media appear to show a broken-down door following the police operation.

On Facebook, the force posted: “This afternoon, officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team have executed a drugs warrant around the Draycott Street area.

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“This warrant was possible due to the information provided to the police from the community.

“If you have any information regarding crime in your area, you can contact the independent charity, CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

According to the Government, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 control drugs considered ‘dangerous of otherwise harmful’ when misused.

Drugs are classed in three tiers: Class A, B, and C. Class A drugs include cocaine, MDMA, heroin, and magic mushrooms, while class B drugs include cannabis, codeine, ketamine, and barbituates.

Class C drugs include khat, laughing gas, and anabolic steroids.

Those involved in the supply and production of class A drugs can receive a sentence of up to life in prison and an unlimited fine, with class B or C supply attracting up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine.

Those caught in possession of these drugs can receive an unlimited fine, with those possessing class A drugs liable to receive up to seven years in prison, with class B drugs attracting five years, and class C up to two years, except anabolic steroids – which are legal to possess for personal use.

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