A SUSPECT has been released under investigation after police seized a large amount of drugs, a machete and two air rifles in a property raid.

Officers arrested a 23-year-old man from St Helens on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs after they executed a warrant on Allan Road, Haresfinch on Monday.

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A large amount of drugs, believed to be Class A, along with two air rifles and a machete found inside the property were seized after the raid on Monday morning.

The 23-year-old man was taken to custody for questioning and has since been released under investigation, a police spokesman said.

Inspector Neil Birkett said: “Taking and dealing drugs is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious or fatal consequences.

"Not only this, drug crime is often followed by more serious criminal activity and we should all work together to report those believed to be involved in this behaviour as it is your right to live in a crime-free community.

“The recovery of these weapons also means that dangerous items have been taken out of circulation, potentially saving a life if they were to be used in the future.

“Anyone with information should continue to talk to us, report via @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, quoting reference: 19100689463.”