Drugs seized and man arrested during warrants in Stockport
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At around 9.30am today (Friday 24 September) officers from GMP's Stockport Challenger team, neighbourhood officers and the National Crime Agency executed two warrants at a storage container on the Bredbury Industrial estate and at an address on Carrington Road, Portwood.
The warrants formed part of Operation Column which is focuses on the sale and distribution of class A drugs, specifically cocaine, around the south Manchester area.
During the warrants a large quantity of suspected cocaine was recovered from the storage unit and cannabis was also recovered from the Portwood address.
A number of snap bags and scales were also recovered from the storage container.
A 56-year-old man was arrested at the industrial unit of suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and currently remains in custody for questioning.
Police Constable Jenny Weeks of GMP's Stockport Challenger Team said: "Today's action was another successful result for the team as we continue to investigate the distribution of drugs in the area.
"Drugs blight communities and we're committed to ensuring those responsible for the movement of drugs are identified and face the appropriate justice. Although we have a male in custody our investigation will continue and I would encourage anyone who has information on the sale of drugs, or has witnessed any suspicious behaviour in their area to get in touch with police."
Anyone with information into the supply or distribution of drugs in the south Manchester area can contact police on 0161 856 2795. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.