Three people have been charged for their involvement in the large scale supply of controlled drugs in Cheshire.
Operation Caiman was a pro-active investigation conducted by Cheshire Police into the illegal supply of Class A drugs in Widnes.
Terence Cowan, 23 years, of McKeagney Gardens, Widnes, Rebecca Shepard, 23 years, also of McKeagney Gardens, Widnes and Michael Bennett, 33 years, of Sandstone Drive, Prescott, were arrested on Tuesday 20th May 2014 after police raided addresses in Widnes and Liverpool.
Cowan and Shepard were arrested at their home address and a significant quantity of controlled drugs was recovered. Bennett was arrested at his home address in Liverpool and a further police raid at another address in Widnes resulted in the recovery of more class A drugs and a firearm and ammunition.
Bennett and Cowan have been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Controlled Drugs and possession of the firearm. Shepard has been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Controlled Drugs.
All three are due to appear at Runcorn Magistrates Court on Thursday 22nd May 2014.
Cheshire Police would urge anyone in the community who knows individuals who are involved in the supply of drugs to pass on whatever information they have to the Police by calling 101.
You can do this anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.