A SUSPECTED drug dealer has been charged after a stop and search by police in Runcorn.

Peter Wharton was arrested after a car was stopped and searched by officers on Humphreys Close in Murdishaw shortly before 12pm yesterday, Tuesday.

The 41-year-old, from Liverpool, has since been charged with possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

He appeared before Warrington Magistrates Court via video link earlier today, Wednesday, in order to face these charges.

Wharton has been remanded into custody until a further appearance before Chester Crown Court next month.