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Man found with 200 wraps of cocaine and heroin after ‘drug deal’

ByReport2

Nov 9, 2023

A man was found with 200 wraps of cocaine and heroin following a suspected drug deal in Birkenhead.

On Wednesday, Novembr 8, officers on patrol witnessed the suspected drug deal in Whetstone Lane. Following this, a man was detained on nearby Oliver Street.

Following a search, the man was found in possession of more than 200 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin. The 29-year-old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine). He is still in police custody to be questioned.

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The arrest was part of Merseyside Police's ongoing work to tackle county lines and organised crime.

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Inspector Stephen Morris said: “This arrest is part of our proactive work to ensure we take offenders supplying drugs off our streets. We are relentless in pursuing those involved in drug dealing and serious and organised criminality across Merseyside.

“If you have any concerns about drugs in your community, please come forward, either directly or anonymously and we will take action to make our streets safer.”

Since 2019, Project Medusa officers have closed 1,101 county lines; arrested 2,421 people for various offences including drug supply, firearms offences and money laundering; and identified 1,256 vulnerable adults and children who have been referred to safeguarding services.

Anyone with concerns about drug dealing in their area 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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