THREE men are due in court today charged with illegal drug offences after dawn raids at their homes in Runcorn and Liverpool.

The warrants were executed simultaneously at the homes of Callum Pope, 19, and Dean Potter and Louis Costes, both 21, on Tuesday.

Pope lives in Lime Grove, Runcorn, Potter resides at The Decks, Runcorn, and Costes' in Antons Close, Halewood, Liverpool.

Quantities of what is believed to be cannabis were seized during the raids.

Pope, Potter and Costes have all subsequently been charged with conspiracy to supply a class B drug (cannabis).

Pope and Potter were also charged with acquiring criminal property and possession with intent to supply a class B drug (cannabis).

They have been remanded in custody and are set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court today.

The warrants were executed by officers investigating the supply of cannabis in Runcorn.