Five arrested in drugs crackdown

Police arrest five in drugs crackdown
Police arrest five in drugs crackdown

Five people have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on drug-related offences.

A 41-year-old man, 39-year-old man, 42-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, all from St Helens, were arrested on suspicion of possessing of class A drugs, heroin, with intent to supply.

Another 43-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis after drugs warrants were executed at three properties in St Helens yesterday, Wednesday, morning.

A quantity of what is believed to be class A and class B drugs was also recovered.

All five arrested have been questioned at police stations on Merseyside and released pending disposal decisions. Investigations are ongoing.

Neighbourhood Inspector Elaine Collins said: “The arrests made yesterday are the result of an extensive investigation and intelligence from the community.

“Acting on information we have carefully planned this operation and it is just one example of our commitment to tackling the blight of drug supply on our streets.

“With the help of local communities we can build on the good work that has already taken place. I would like to urge anyone who has any information about those involved in the supply and distribution of drugs on our streets to come forward so we can take appropriate action.”

Anyone with information about those involved in the supply and distribution of drugs is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.