Man arrested on suspicion of drug offences in Kirkby

Merseyside Police has arrested a man from Kirkby after uncovering Class A and Class B drugs and seizing several thousand pounds in cash yesterday (Thursday 10 November). 

At around 5pm officers from Merseyside Police stopped a vehicle on the Field Lane Estate and spoke to the driver who officers suspected was drug driving.

After searching his car officers found a large amount of cannabis and approximately £3700 in cash. 

Officers later searched an address in Kirkby where they found ecstasy tablets, a golf ball sized bag of white powder suspected to be Class A drugs, scales and a quantity of cash.

Officers also seized silver and gold Ingots, three watches and a quantity of valuable coins from the property.

A 32-year-old man from Cronton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis, possession of criminal property and possession with intent to supply cocaine.

He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has since been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Lisa Milligan said, “This was a significant arrest which has thwarted the use and supply of drugs in our community.

“I hope the actions of our officers shows that anyone who is involved in using or supplying drugs in Merseyside will be dealt with by police in a robust manner.”

“Please contact us if you think someone could be using or supplying drugs near where you live so we can continue to take action and stop the spread of illegal drugs that could endanger lives in your area.”

If you suspect that drugs are being stored or supplied in your community, pass information via the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at:

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