Man charged with drugs supply in Southport

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We have charged a man with the supply of cocaine after a car was stopped for being uninsured by the Southport Local Policing and Targeted Team.

At around 2pm on Monday 12 December, officers stopped a car on Benthams Way because the vehicle was uninsured.

Suspected Class A drugs were found in the car and two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug.

Anthony Holmes, 39, of Hall Street, Southport, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug (cocaine).

He appeared at Wirral Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 13 December and was remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court.

A 39-year-old from Southport was also arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled Class A drug and released under investigation.

If you have any information on the possession of, storage or use of drugs in your community, please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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