Liverpool man charged with firearm and drug possession
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A man has been charged after a car was stopped at the Wallasey Tunnel entrance in the early hours Thursday (5 May).
A grey Fiat Punto came to the attention of police on Gorsey Lane, Wallasey after an officer in a vehicle behind smelled cannabis.
The car was stopped a short time later at the tunnel entrance for a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the approach to the Wallasey tunnel at around 12.30am. Following the search, a quantity of cannabis and cash was recovered from the vehicle.
The car was seized and the driver and passenger detained.
Following a search of two addresses, an air rifle, cannabis and cash were also seized.
Carl Mello, 34 years, of Cheapside, Liverpool was arrested and later charged with possession of a firearm when prohibited for life, acquiring criminal property and possession of a Class B controlled drug (cannabis). He was remanded in custody top appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court today (Friday 6 May).
A 39-year-old man from Liscard who was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a Class B controlled drug (cannabis), drug driving, driving with no insurance, and theft of a motor vehicle was released under investigation.
Anyone who has information about who is transporting or dealing drugs in their community is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.