THREE men were arrested in connection with alleged drug dealing after police had attended a neighbouring property in a search for a separate wanted suspect.

Officers attended at an address in Newton-le-Willows on Monday while hunting for a man wanted on a warrant.

Police said that while they were waiting for a response, a neighbour came to the attention of officers.

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Officers conducted a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Police say multiple bags of cannabis were recovered.

Drugs were recoveredDrugs were recovered (Image: Merseyside Police)

Police say that a further search of a neighbouring uncovered hundreds of individually wrapped bags of cannabis, scales, snap bags, a large quantity of cash.

There were two other men in the property, police said.

Three men were arrested by officers on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B controlled drugs.