TWO Barnton residents have been charged with drug offences following a dawn raid at a Pelton Close address.

Cheshire Police officers teamed up with colleagues in Greater Manchester to execute warrants at dawn on Thursday, March 14, making arrests and seizing class A and B drugs as part of 'Operation Telegram'.

The operation, which targets organised crime groups thought to be involved in the supply of drugs across Stockport and Manchester, was launched in June 2018.

Ten people have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs and conspiracy to handle stolen goods following Thursday's operation.

They include Qaisar Nawaz, 34, and Lois Chubb, 31 – both of Pelton Close in Barnton.

They will appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday, April 12.

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Among the items seized on Thursday were quantities of drugs, and mobile phones which will be analysed. Since June 2018, Operation Telegram has seen around £14,000 worth of drugs seized.

DS Melanie Johnson, of GMP’s serious and organised crime group, said last week: “Today was a great example of our specialist teams working together with the local community and our partner agencies to crackdown on those infiltrating our streets with drugs.

“I would like to thank our colleagues at Cheshire Police who supported with the warrant executed in Northwich.

“We remain determined to eliminate drug supply across Greater Manchester and would urge anyone who has any concerns or suspicions to report it to the police, so that we can stop those benefitting from the supply of drugs.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 101.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.