Kirkby man charged with drugs and firearms offences

Merseyside Police has charged a Kirkby man with drugs and firearms offences following an arrest on Monday, 25 October.

At around 9pm, officers on patrol in Whitfield Drive, Kirkby stopped a car in suspicious circumstances. A search was carried out and around £5000 cash was found. A man was taken into custody for questioning.

34-year-old John Wayne Cass of Westvale has now been charged with possession of criminal property, conspiracy to supply cocaine; conspiracy to supply cannabis, and possession of a firearm.

Cass appeared in court today (Wednesday 27 October) and was remanded into custody to appear at a later date.

The investigation forms part of Operation Venetic, the international mobile encryption investigation.

Suspect drug or firearm offences where you are? Contact Merseyside Police via their social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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