Pair arrested after eagle eyed cops find gun ammo

29th December 2023

have arrested two men following the discovery of suspected drugs and ammunition in Southport yesterday, Thursday 28 December.

At around 4.05pm officers were on patrol when they noticed a man acting suspiciously on Leyland Road.

Following a stop search officers found several wraps of suspected Class A drugs, crack cocaine and heroin.

A warrant was executed at an address in Southport where a small amount of cannabis and two wraps of white substance were found. The search also discovered more items consistent of drug supply along with four bullets that appeared live and a firing cap.

Two men, aged 38 years, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A and B drugs with intent to supply and possession of ammunition without a certificate.

Both suspects have been released on conditional bail.

Inspector Ted Barr said “We will not tolerate drugs and weapons which cause fear and harm, and we will take action to make our communities a safer place to live.

“I would urge anyone who has any information about who is supplying or selling drugs in their area to contact us so we can take action.”