3 arrested and house raided following routine stop of a car in Toxteth
MERSEYSIDE Police Officers from the
Force's Matrix Disruption Team have arrested 3 people and seized quantity of
what is believed to be Class A and B drugs, following the routine stop of a car
in Toxteth, Thursday, 21 April 2016.
We are told that Officers stopped the car in Horsfall Street, Toxteth, at around
8pm, 2 men were detained, at the scene and Officers recovered what was thought
to be a small quantity of cocaine. Following this stop, Officers executed
warrants at addresses in Toxteth and Mossley Hill, where they recovered, what is
thought to be, approximately £20,000 worth of cannabis, £2,000 worth of cocaine
and £4,000 worth of Ketamine, alongside a large quantity of cash and other drug
production paraphernalia. The suspected drugs have since been seized and have
been forensically examined.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson said:- "This recovery and
subsequent arrests shows how we will make extensive and thorough enquiries, to
ensure drugs and those involved in their production and distribution are taken
off our streets. These drugs can no longer be sold on the streets of Merseyside,
where they cause harm and misery in our communities. I hope this action
continues to show our communities how we deal with drug crime and I would
encourage anyone out there with any information about illegal drug activity in
their community to get in contact and give us the information we need to
continue to remove the blight of drugs from our streets."
A 19 year old man, a 47 year old woman, both from Mossley Hill and 24 year old
man from Toxteth, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply
Class A and B drugs. They remain in Police custody for questioning.
Anyone with any information about illegal drug crime in their community can
contact the specialist Matrix team on:- 0800 230 0600, 101 or give information
to Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.