A man was charged after police found drugs, cash, jewellery and mobile phones during warrants in Liverpool and Manchester on Friday (15 April).
Following an investigation forming part of Project Medusa, Merseyside Police’s initiative to infiltrate County Lines drug dealing and tackle child criminal exploitation, three warrants were carried out in Toxteth, Kensington and the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester.
A man and woman were arrested at the Manchester address, where officers also found bags containing mobile phones, chargers and cannabis wrapped in cling film.
A referral was made to the RSPCA after four pit bulls, not deemed to be a banned breed, were found at the house.
Arron Quarty, 33 years, of Selborne Close, Toxteth and a 29-year-old woman, from Toxteth were both arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine), possession with intent to supply a Class B controlled drug (cannabis) and possession of criminal property.
Quarty was later remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Saturday 16 April, and the 29-year-old woman was released under investigation as enquiries continue.
If you have concerns about drug dealing in your area you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, call Merseyside Police on 101 or DM @MerpolCC. Always contact 999 if a crime is in progress.
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