Op. Venetic: Man charged with drug conspiracy offences following activity in West Derby Village
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Update - Friday 9 April
Detectives have charged a man with drug offences following activity in West Derby Village yesterday, Thursday 8 April.
28-year-old Adam Plant of Downfield Close, West Derby Village has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis. He appeared at Wirral Adult Remand Court this morning and has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 7 May.
A man and a woman also arrested yesterday have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
This investigation forms another part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: the national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.
Detectives have arrested three people on suspicion of drug supply offences following activity in West Derby Village this morning, Thursday 8 April.
Officers attended at an apartment in Downfield Close to locate a suspect who was found attempting to hide.
A 28-year-old man from West Derby, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs, and possession of criminal property.
A man and woman, aged 38 and 34 respectively, were also arrested at the location on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis after drugs and cash were found (pictured).
All three people have been taken to police stations for questioning.
Detective Sergeant John Molyneux said: “Although the man in question attempted to evade arrest, he was found following a thorough search. We’d like to thank other residents for their patience as our enquiries were being carried out, and these three people will now be questioned.
“If you have any information about suspected drug supply or storage where you are, please come forward directly or via Crimestoppers anonymously and we will take action.”
The arrests form another part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: the national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.