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Dog puts police on right track

November 19, 2012, 3:43 pm

Avon and Somerset Police joined forces with Wiltshire Police, British Transport Police and a four legged crime fighter over the weekend.

Griffin, who is a Wiltshire drugs dog, visited Bristol as part of a stop and search operation at Bristol Temple Meads train station on Saturday night.

The operation was set up to target drug dealers bringing illegal substances into Wiltshire and a number of Special Constables also took part.

Griffin indicated that 20 people might be carrying drugs and there were all searched.

Five people were found to be in possession of Class A drugs and four others were given cannabis street warnings.

Another man was found to have 430 LSD tablets on him and was arrested for possession with intent to supply.

Nearly all the other people searched admitted recent drug use.

Wiltshire Police Dog Handler Marie Poole said: “These detections at the weekend took Griffin’s total drug detections to more than 100 since April.

“Griffin has become an integral part of our team and is making a real indent on the drugs scene in Wiltshire.

“The operation in Bristol goes to show that forces around the region are calling on the expertise of our drugs dogs and they are proving a real success.

“This was another great addition to Griffin’s record.”

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