Officers have arrested a man after police uncovered eight large blocks of cannabis in Sefton
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Officers from Operation Pelican have arrested a man after police uncovered eight large blocks of cannabis from a property in Sefton.
At around 10.20pm on Saturday 30 October officers stopped a black Ford Focus with four men inside whilst on patrol after it was seen speeding on Liverpool Road North.
Police searched the car after noticing a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and found a small block of the drug hidden in one of the man’s clothing, £250 and a mobile phone.
A 22-year-old man, from Maghull was then arrested on suspicion of possession with intention to supply a Class B drug.
He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has since been released on bail.
Officers then searched an address in Sefton where they found eight large blocks of a suspected class B drug, a jar also containing several bags of the drug, a large quantity of cash and scales.
Community Inspector Chris Taylor said: “This positive result for Operation Pelican means that a large amount of drugs that could have seriously affected residents and spread misery in the community is no longer on our streets.
“I would like to thank the officers involved for their relentless search of these drugs that has prevented suspected drug dealing in our area.
“Since 2019, the team has made a massive contribution into reducing organised crime activity and shootings in the area and we now focusses 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.
“If you have any information about suspected drug dealing in your area please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
Please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
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