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Hidden stash of 'cocaine' and cash found underneath bathroom floorboards

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 09/10/2020 Lee Grimsditch

A hidden stash of suspected cocaine was found stuffed underneath the floorboards of a bathroom.

The large discovery was made when police investigating the supply of drugs searched an address in Marina drive, St Helens last night.

Around 8.15pm, officers carrying out the search lifted up the bathroom floorboards to find a number of packages of suspected cocaine had been hidden underneath.

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A further search also recovered a quantity of cannabis and cash.

A 36-year-old man from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

He remains in custody as investigations continue.

A large stash of suspected cocaine was found hidden under floorboards at an address in Marina Drive, St Helens, as well as cash and cannabis. © Merseyside Police A large stash of suspected cocaine was found hidden under floorboards at an address in Marina Drive, St Helens, as well as cash and cannabis.

Inspector Rob Budden said: “Despite efforts to conceal it under the floorboards, a large amount of suspected cocaine was recovered from an address in St Helens last night, meaning these dangerous drugs have now been prevented from reaching our streets.

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“Those involved in the supply of drugs have no regard for our communities and the lives they affect, and we will continue to act on information given to us by the public to pursue these individuals and put them before the courts.”

If you have information on the supply of drugs or criminality in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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