We have arrested a man on suspicion of drug supply after some fine dog detective work in Sefton last night, Tuesday 25 May.
At around 11.15pm, a Skoda Octavia was stopped by Matrix officers on Brooms Cross Road. A search was carried out due to a strong cannabis smell and a piece of cannabis was found in the boot. PD Jess (pictured) sprang into action and sniffed out a bag of suspected cocaine and further boxes containing cannabis resin hidden behind panelling.
A 32-year-old man from Roby was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and has been taken to a police station for questioning.
Inspector Stephen Cooke, who runs our Matrix Dogs and Mounted Unit, said: “Our highly-trained dogs can find anything from drugs and weapons to people, and we’re pleased to see PD Jess assist in this arrest.
“We’re committed to tackling the misery that drug supply caused in Merseyside and beyond, so if you have any information to assist, come forward and we will take action.”
Any information on suspected drug supply where you are? Contact our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.