During a police chase, a 30-year-old man flung socks filled of heroin and crack cocaine.

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During a police chase, a 30-year-old man flung socks filled of heroin and crack cocaine.

In an attempt to elude the cops, a Southport guy threw away two socks stuffed with heroin and crack cocaine.

On July 10 of last year, police stopped Damien Marshall, 30, of Leyland Road in Southport, in his car on Lord Street in Southport.

Marshall dashed away, tossing the socks down an alley.

Police were able to apprehend the 30-year-old before he could flee and retrieve the socks, thanks to an alert witness.

The socks, as well as 159 individual drug wraps, were analyzed once they were retrieved.

The wraps contained heroin and crack cocaine, according to forensic analysis.

“Thanks to some excellent police work and an eagle-eyed member of the public, Marshall was captured and has now been jailed,” said Detective Inspector Chris Smith of Operation Hammer, the Force-Wide Drug Investigation Team.

“We’re dedicated to pursuing drug suppliers in Merseyside and bringing them to justice. On a daily basis, we see the devastation that Class A narcotics do in our communities, and Marshall may now reflect on the risks and effects as he serves his sentence.

“Information from the public is critical to the many arrests and seizures we’ve made. Please report us in one of the following methods if you suspect drugs are being traded or stored in your neighborhood, and we will take action.”

Marshall was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison on June 10 at Liverpool Crown Court for possession with intent to supply class A narcotics.

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