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Three arrested and drugs seized in Kirkby

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 13:27 BST

We arrested three males on suspicion of drug supply following the execution of warrants yesterday (Wednesday 4 September).

A warrant was executed at a property in Kirkby at around 12.55pm and three males detained. After a search of the house, bags of white powder were found and seized.

During the search of a second house on Kirkby, cannabis and further bags of white powder was seized alongside mobile phones.

A 17-year-old male from Huyton, an 18-year-old man from Kirkby and a 19-year-old man from Ormskirk were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A (cocaine). They have been released under investigation and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Sumner said: “We will not tolerate drug dealing in our communities and every arrest and seizure should serve as a reminder that we will never stand by and allow criminals to profit illegally from exploiting vulnerable people.

“We have recovered a large amount of drugs during these searches and I hope this activity reassures the wider public that we are determined to make our communities safer places to live.

“We need communities to keep engaging with us, so that we can disrupt this criminal activity with their help and ask anyone with information on suspected drug dealing can contact @MerPolCC but always call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can also pass information anonymously to the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.”