Patrol sees two males arrested for drugs offences
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Two males have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Leamington.
Officers from the force's County Lines Disruption Team were on patrol in the town around 6pm yesterday (Wednesday) when a man was seen to approach a group of individuals and carry out a suspected drug deal.
Shortly afterwards, the man was spotted on Buckley Road in Lillington where a stop search was carried out.
A quantity of drugs – believed to be class A – were seized and a 25-year-old man from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Following the man’s arrest, a search was carried out of a property in Eden Court where a quantity of wraps – suspected to be heroin and crack cocaine – a crow bar, a quantity of cash, and a mobile phone were seized by officers.
A 17-year-old boy from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. He was bailed until 20 October.
DC Richard Bull said: “As a result of quick response and good detective work, two arrests have been made.
“We understand the devastating impact drugs can have on our communities and will proactively target people we believe to be involved in drugs – using the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.
“We would also encourage anyone who has concerns or information about suspected drug dealing in the area to call 101 or report it via the force website.”
Issued: Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications