Op. Pelican: Man arrested and drugs seized following incident in Bootle
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Officers from Operation Pelican have arrested a man and seized suspected heroin and crack cocaine following an incident in Bootle yesterday, Tuesday 6 July.
At around 4pm, a 51-year-old Bootle man was stopped searched on Stanley Road and found to be in possession of phones, cash and drugs. A further search found more suspected drugs in a nearby house.
The man was detained and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and taken to a police station for questioning. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Community Policing T/Inspector Chris Taylor said: “Another positive result for Operation Pelican means more good news for those in South Sefton, as we continue to target those we suspect are spreading the misery of drugs in the community.
“Since 2019, the team has made a massive contribution into reducing organised crime activity and shootings in the area and we now focus on targeting suspected drug suppliers, and supporting victims of criminal exploitation. We’ve made more than 450 arrests, seized more than £200,000 in cash and seized drugs with an estimated street value of more than £5 million.
"Key to this success is often the information from those people and communities most affected, so if you have any information please come forward.”
If you have any information about suspected drug dealing in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
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