Posted on 7th December 2011
A specialist drugs dog joined police on patrol in Chesterfield as part of a clampdown on the possession and supply of drugs.
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire officers along with Fred, a specially trained dog who can detect drugs on a person, visited Chesterfield town centre on Friday, November 25.
A number of revellers were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act during the night of checks around the town.
A 19-year-old man was arrested in Rykneld Square on suspicion of possession of cannabis.
An 18-year-old was also stopped and searched in Rykneld Square and was arrested after being found in possession of suspected cocaine.
Both men have been released on police bail pending forensic examination.
A 26-year-old man was stopped on Holywell Street by officers after Fred detected drugs.
The man admitted possession of cannabis and was given a warning.
Police licensing Inspector Glyn Jones said: “The officers received a number of positive comments from members of public and they were keen to find out more about Fred.
“This is part of an ongoing project to make an evening out in Chesterfield town centre safer and more enjoyable for everyone.”
The checks were carried out as part of Operation Rocky which was launched last month to tackle those involved in serious acquisitive crime including burglars, car thieves and those profiting from a life of crime.
Anyone with information relating to drugs can call Derbyshire police on the new non-emergency number 101 or to report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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