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Six arrested after Southport drug Warrant 

Merseyside Police has arrested six people after a significant quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs and cannabis was seized during a warrant at an address in Southport this morning (Friday, 19 August 2016).

Police officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at Hampton Road at about 10.40am and recovered around 200 wraps of white and brown powder, and cannabis. 

The wraps have been recovered for forensic examination and are being examined by Crime Scene Investigators.

A 19-year-old man from Walton, a 45-year-old man of no fixed abode, a 41-year-old woman from Southport, a 43-year-old man from Southport and a 40-year-old man from Southport have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs (Class A). They have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

Sergeant Stuart McLoughlin, from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime unit, said: “Merseyside Police treats all drug supply seriously and the discovery of this quantity of drugs has significantly disrupted the supply of this drug in to our communities.

“We believe this was a sophisticated operation and I have no doubt that this involved organised crime. The fact we have prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the streets, where they fuel so much other crime, is extremely satisfying.

“Criminals make considerable money through the sale of drugs and this is money made on the back of misery that drugs bring to our communities. Today’s arrests and seizure shows Merseyside Police will do all it can to take action against those who line their pockets to the detriment of our society.”

Anyone who has any information about those involved in the production or supply of drugs, is urged to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. We will act on all information.

Merseyside Police has arrested six people after a significant quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs and cannabis was seized during a warrant at an address in Southport this morning (Friday, 19 August 2016).

Police officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at Hampton Road at about 10.40am and recovered around 200 wraps of white and brown powder, and cannabis.

The wraps have been recovered for forensic examination and are being examined by Crime Scene Investigators.

A 19-year-old man from Walton, a 45-year-old man of no fixed abode, a 41-year-old woman from Southport, a 43-year-old man from Southport and a 40-year-old man from Southport have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs (Class A). They have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

Sergeant Stuart McLoughlin, from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime unit, said: “Merseyside Police treats all drug supply seriously and the discovery of this quantity of drugs has significantly disrupted the supply of this drug in to our communities.

“We believe this was a sophisticated operation and I have no doubt that this involved organised crime. The fact we have prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the streets, where they fuel so much other crime, is extremely satisfying.

“Criminals make considerable money through the sale of drugs and this is money made on the back of misery that drugs bring to our communities. Today’s arrests and seizure shows Merseyside Police will do all it can to take action against those who line their pockets to the detriment of our society.”

Anyone who has any information about those involved in the production or supply of drugs, is urged to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. We will act on all information.

 

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