£25,000, knuckle duster and drugs found hidden in shoe bag after police raid

Cash found in Walton
-Credit: (Image: Merseyside police)

Two people were arrested after police found a haul of drugs, a knuckleduster and £25,000 hidden in a shoe bag.

The discovery was made after police officers followed and stopped a car on Leven Street in Walton yesterday morning, June 23. The male driver was searched and around £400 was found, along with £1000 in a compartment in the vehicle.

Officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of drug driving after he failed a roadside test for cannabis, police said. A 24-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.

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Officers later searched a house in Walton with police dog Theo, who sniffed out a shoe bag containing around £25,000 in cash, a large quantity of suspected cocaine and a knuckleduster. A man and woman were further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell a Class A drug and possession of an offensive weapon, police said. They have since both been released under investigation.

Suspected class A drugs found in Walton
Suspected class A drugs found in Walton -Credit:Merseyside police

Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said: “Thanks to the vigilance and alertness of our officers and PD Theo, we have recovered a large amount of cash and suspected Class A drugs inside an address and arrested two people.

“I hope this result reassures residents in the area and shows how committed our officers are in removing any dangerous drugs that could cause serious harm and violence in our community.

“Our investigation into this incident is still ongoing therefore we urge anyone who has any information or knows anyone who could be involved in this crime to contact Merseyside Police social media desk @MerPolCC using reference 24000553154 so we can continue to investigate."

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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