Man arrested after officers recover a package of Class A drugs
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We arrested a man in Bootle after an officer recovered a package of Class A drugs on Sunday (26 September).
At around 4.40pm yesterday police on patrol in Fernhill Road spotted three men on Fernhill Mews west behaving suspiciously. The group of men fled the scene after seeing the officers, leaving an electric bike behind.
Whilst pursuing the men officer saw one of them drop a package in the floor which was found to contain approximately 100 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.
After searching the area officers found a man in Kings Gardens who forcefully attempted to escape from police. After a short struggle officers followed and detained the man in the park.
A 21-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A cocaine and heroin, theft of a pedal cycle, assault of an emergency worker and obstruction of a stop and search.
The man was taken to a police station on Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has now been released under investigation.
Inspector Andrew Minnery said: “This arrest shows the risks our officers take every day to keep our streets and residents safe from violence, drugs and crime.
“Thankfully a significant amount of Class A drugs was discovered by our officers that could have caused serious casualties and misery in our community.
“Please contact us if you think someone could be using or supplying drugs near where you live so we can continue to take similar action and stop the spread of illegal drugs that could endanger our officers and others in your area.”
If you suspect that drugs are being stored or supplied in your community, pass information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
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.