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Police dogs help officers seize suspected class A drugs

Max and Piper found tablets, suspected cocaine and £300 cash

Katie Collier

Posted 3 months ago

One of the police dogs who helped the police officers. (Image: Kent Police)

We think it’s amazing that dogs can be trained to help our emergency services especially when they can put a stop to crimes such as these. 

Thanks to the work of police dogs in Canterbury, Kent, police officers seized suspected class A drugs and a teenager was arrested.   

Officers and PCSOs from the city's Community Policing Team, and members of Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, carried out checks in the city centre yesterday (Thursday, July 1). 

Five people were stopped and searched following work by police dogs Max and Piper, leading to a large number of tablets, suspected cocaine and £300 in cash being seized. 

A large amount of tablets, suspected cocaine and £300 in cash was seized. (Image: Kent Police)

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply and he has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries. 

Two other people were given cannabis warnings and another was referred to the Kent Youth Drug Intervention Scheme.  

Sergeant Shelah Thompson, of Canterbury Community Policing Team, said: “We will continue to target drug dealing in the Canterbury district and ask parents and guardians to be aware of any young people who may be involved in this illegal activity. 

“I urge any parents or young people who are concerned about friends or relatives being involved in the illegal trade to contact us for advice or to report crime through our website or by calling 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in the anonymous form at their website.” 

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