Two charged following drugs seizure in Knowsley

Detectives investigating the seizure of cash and suspected cocaine in Knowsley last week have charged a man and a woman.

At around 3pm on Thursday 13 October, an Audi was stopped on the Knowsley Expressway on suspicion of having no insurance. The vehicle was searched and a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs were found, and the driver and passenger detained.

43-year-old Claire Dooley of Garston has now been charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin); and possession of cannabis.

29-year-old Patrick Campbell of no fixed abode has now been charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin); and acquire/use/possess 

They will both next appear for sentencing on Monday 14 November after pleading guilty at court on Saturday morning, 15 October.

A 36-year-old woman from Eccles, Greater Manchester was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. She has been released under investigation.

The investigation is part of the Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership (OCP), made up of a specialist team of officers from the National Crime Agency and Merseyside Police, which was launched in April 2021 to protect the public by tacking high-risk organised crime groups.

Anyone who has information about those suspected of being involved in serious and organised crime should contact the specialist Matrix Team on 0800 2300600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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