Drug dog pub tour

Specialist drugs dog Fred visited licensed premises in Amber Valley to target the possession and supply of drugs as part of Operation Rocky. ''The operation was launched last month to tackle those involved in serious acquisitive crime including burglars, car thieves and those profiting from a life of crime. ''A number of officers from Derbyshire Constabulary and an officer from Nottinghamshire Police along with drugs dog Fred visited pubs in Alfreton, Heanor, Marlpool and Belper on Friday, November 4. ''Fred the dog is a specialist passive drugs dog that is trained to detect drugs on a person. Around 14 people were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act, two of which were found to be in possession of suspected Cannabis and received Cannabis warning notices. ''Licensing officers also took part in the initiative to tackle any licensing issues that arose throughout the evening. �'��'PC Roger Brown who ran the initiative said: 'The officers received a number of positive comments from members of public and they we
Specialist drugs dog Fred visited licensed premises in Amber Valley to target the possession and supply of drugs as part of Operation Rocky. ''The operation was launched last month to tackle those involved in serious acquisitive crime including burglars, car thieves and those profiting from a life of crime. ''A number of officers from Derbyshire Constabulary and an officer from Nottinghamshire Police along with drugs dog Fred visited pubs in Alfreton, Heanor, Marlpool and Belper on Friday, November 4. ''Fred the dog is a specialist passive drugs dog that is trained to detect drugs on a person. Around 14 people were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act, two of which were found to be in possession of suspected Cannabis and received Cannabis warning notices. ''Licensing officers also took part in the initiative to tackle any licensing issues that arose throughout the evening. �'��'PC Roger Brown who ran the initiative said: 'The officers received a number of positive comments from members of public and they we

Specialist drugs dog Fred visited pubs in Amber Valley as part of a crackdown on crime.

Fred, who is trained to detect drugs on people, visited pubs in Belper, Alfreton, Heanor and Marlpool on Friday, November 4.

Around 14 people were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and two were found to be in possession of suspected cannabis, said police.

PC Roger Brown said: “Overall the evening was a success and we will be looking to run similar initiatives in the future.”

Meanwhile, five people from across Amber Valley have been arrested as part of Operation Rocky — an initiative launched to tackle those involved in serious acquisitive crime.

A stall was set up by police on Belper Market Place at the weekend to tell people about Operation Rocky.

Chf Insp Graham Mclaughlin said: “It is sending out a strong message to offenders that they will be caught and brought to justice.”