TWO men have been arrested after a suspected drugs laboratory was seized in Rainford.

At around 3pm, yesterday, Tuesday, March 30, officers attended a location on Ormskirk Road and found a suspected laboratory in a garden shed, comprising blocks of suspected cocaine, a suspected drugs press and other equipment and chemicals.

The scene was made safe by specialist officers and further searches will take place this morning. Two men were detained.

A 42-year-old man from Rainford and a 28-year-old man from Waltham Abbey, Essex were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine and taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.


Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “It is pleasing to see this potentially hazardous location made safe and the suspected drugs removed from circulation, and a full investigation is now underway. What was found yesterday has the potential to not only spread untold misery across our communities, but cause serious health risks to those living nearby.

“Key to our successes in removing drugs and other harmful items from the streets is information from those communities who are affected, so keep coming forward and we will take positive action.”

If you suspect that drugs are being stored, manufactured or supplied where you are, please contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or their online form at

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.