Charges after St Helens drug operation
Sixteen people have been charged with drug offences following a major police operation in St Helens.
Merseyside Police arrested 21 people at addresses in St Helens, Newton-le-Willows and Warrington on Thursday.
Fourteen men aged 26-44 and two women aged 40 and 46 have been charged with drug offences.
The charges relate to the supply of Class A drugs, and possession of and conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.
Two men aged 19 and 24 have been released without charge. A 36-year-old man and 43-year-old woman have been bailed pending further inquiries.
All those charged are due to appear at Knowsley Magistrates' Court later.