Posted on 14th August 2017
A specialist drugs dog helped us find suspicious substances on five people during an operation in Derby city centre.
Plain clothes and uniformed officers patrolled the city centre on Friday night to target people involved in the supply of controlled drugs.
One team of officers were accompanied by a passive drugs dog trained to detect a number of substances people might be carrying.
Anyone the dog indicated at was then searched by the second team of officers.
More than 40 people were stopped in total and a number of people were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Three men – two aged 23 and one aged 40 – were found to be in possession of suspected cocaine of varying quantities.
Two men, aged 21 and 28, were also found with what we believe to be cannabis.
All five will be interviewed in due course.
The operation is part of ongoing work by police and our partner agencies to tackle drug-related issues in Derby.
If you want to speak to an officer about your concerns, or to report drug dealing or similar activity, call 101.
You can also give information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.