A man has been arrested following a stop and search in Merseyside today.
Officers stopped a man in Lydiate and found a large amount of suspected Class A drugs and money after searching him and a property.
Police also seized new clothing, worth around £1,500, that had been bought on a shopping trip today.
Merseyside police say they believe that the haul was bought with money from the proceeds of crime.
It is also suspected that the man bought the clothing to replace items that had been previously seized by Operation Pelican officers in April this year.
The man has been arrested for possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and drug drive.
A Merseyside police spokesperson posted on Sefton Police Facebook page: “Operation Pelican have this evening arrested a male in the Lydiate area for Possession With Intent to Supply Class A Drugs and Drug Drive.
“This was after a stop search and subsequent search of a property where by officers have seized a large amount of suspected Class A Drugs and large sum of money.
“Also seized was clothing that is valued at approximately £1,500 that has been bought today and believed to have been bought with money from the proceeds of crime. This is believed to be clothing bought to replace other clothing which was seized by Operation Pelican Officers in April this year.”
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