Merseyside cabbie caught hiding a number of different drugs in a Lynx and De-icer can 

Merseyside Police have caught a cab driver carrying drugs in his vehicle.

On 18 February, officers on patrol stopped the taxi driver on Garswood Road, St Helens, during a routine stop check.

He, along with the passenger, were both searched under the misuse of drugs act, where officers found numerous bags of suspected Cannabis hidden inside a can of de-icer.

Then officers found a can of Lynx Africa containing a number of bags of white powder, suspected as being cocaine.

Also found in the taxi were a number of phones and a quantity of cash.

The driver, a 38 year old man from Newton-Le-Willows, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and drug driving; whilst the passenger, a 25 year old man from Haydock, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

Both men were taken to custody for questioning and the council have been contacted about the driver's taxi licence.

Supt Tami Garvey-Jones said: “Taxi drivers have a duty of care to those they are driving around the region and being under the influence of drugs heavily effects their judgement and driving ability and puts passengers and other road users in huge danger.

“If you know someone taking drugs, supplying them or carrying them, then let us know. This shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, whether in St Helens or elsewhere. Contact @MerPolCC or call 101 with any information.”

Image credit: Merseyside Police

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