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Man arrested after cannabis recovered in Croxteth

News   •   Jul 02, 2019 13:09 BST

Cannabis recovered in Croxteth on Monday 1 July

We arrested a man after a large amount of cannabis was recovered during a warrant in Croxteth on Monday (1 July).

 Local Policing Targeted Teams executed the warrant shortly before 6pm after receiving information from the community, and on entering the premises located a number of large bags of the drug. A quantity of cocaine was also seized.

Growing equipment for a cannabis farm was located in the address and recovered.

A 50-year-old man from Croxteth was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and possession of a controlled drug of Class A (cocaine). He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be questioned.

Superintendent Dave Charnock said: "The criminals who set up cannabis farms are only interested in making money, from turning houses, flats and business premises into potential death traps.

"Nobody wants to live or work next door to these places and our communities have a vital role to play in speaking to the police if they believe a house on their street is being used for this purpose. We can then take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up.

“Every drug we take out of the hands of criminals hits them where it hurts. It restricts their ability to cause harm in our communities and takes away their ability to fund and carry out their criminal activity.”

Anyone with information on suspected cannabis farms in their area is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.