Two arrested plus drugs and cash seized in Southport
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Officers on patrol in Southport arrested two men for drugs offences and seized a quantity of cash in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 23 June.
At around 1.40am, police were alerted to a silver Vauxhall Corsa parked up on Nevill Street with two men inside. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis and conducted a search - seizing suspected Class A drugs, a quantity of cannabis, and a large quantity of money.
A 21-year-old man from Birkdale and a 38-year-old man from Southport were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
Both men remain in custody where they will be questioned by detectives.
During a later search of the men's home addresses, a quantity of cannabis, cash, suspected Class A drugs and drug paraphernalia were also seized.
Inspector Simon Wilson said: "Thankfully due to the quick thinking of our patrols in Southport last night, these harmful drugs have now been prevented from reaching our communities.
“Information from the public plays a vital part in targeting individuals involved in the supply of drugs and serious and organised crime, and I would like to continue to urge our communities to come forward to us, or to Crimestoppers completely anonymously, so that we can take action.”
Anyone with information on the supply of drugs is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.