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Kent: Night-time operation targets drug use in Tonbridge and Malling

September 25, 2012, 3:20 pm

Police officers in Tonbridge and Malling carried out an operation on Friday night to tackle drug use across the district.

Pubs and bars in the West Malling area were visited on the evening of Friday 21 September as part of ongoing work to target people who possess or use drugs within the towns. Police dogs trained to locate controlled substances were used to identify people suspected of possessing drugs.

Class A drugs

Three men were found in possession of drugs during the operation. A 28 year-old man from Maidstone was given a caution for possession of a Class A drug after being found in possession of cocaine. A 46 year-old man from Snodland received a police caution for possession of a Class A drug and a 38 year-old man, also from Snodland, received a police caution for possession of Class A and B drugs.

Safe place to socialise

Inspector Nick Sparkes from Kent Police said: ‘We regularly run this operation and we are supported in our work by licensees, who are as keen as we are to ensure premises remain drug-free environments. Operations such as these are really important in helping to get the message out there that we will continue to tackle drug use in Tonbridge and Malling to keep it a safe place to socialise.’

 
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