A MAN from Maghull was arrested after police found a block of cannabis hidden in his clothing with eight large blocks of the drug later seized by officers after a property was searched.
A black Ford Focus car with four men inside was stopped by police after it was seen speeding on Liverpool Road North at around 10.20pm on Saturday, October 30.
Officers searched the car after noticing a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and found a small block of the drug hidden in one of the men’s clothing, together with £250 and a mobile phone.
A 22-year-old man, from Maghull was then arrested on suspicion of possession with intention to supply a Class B drug.
He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has since been released on bail.
Officers then searched an address in Sefton where they found eight large blocks of a suspected class B drug, and a large quantity of cash and scales.
Community Inspector Chris Taylor said: “I would like to thank the officers involved for their relentless search of these drugs that has prevented suspected drug dealing in our area.
“Since 2019, the team has made a massive contribution into reducing organised crime activity and shootings in the area and we now focus on targeting suspected drug suppliers, and supporting victims of criminal exploitation.
“We’ve made more than 450 arrests, seized more than £200,000 in cash and seized drugs with an estimated street value of more than £5 million.”