Specially trained dog sniffs out drugs in Glossop

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A specially trained dog has been used to help sniff out drugs around Glossop Town Centre as part of a targeted police crackdown in the area.

Derbyshire officers were joined by the passive drugs dog and his handler from South Yorkshire Police last Friday for a night of checks around the town.

The team visited the train stations and a number of pubs and clubs in the town centre to identify individuals who had been in contact with illegal drugs.

During the checks, a number of people were searched by officers after the dog indicated the presence of drugs.

A man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested by officers after they were stopped on Norfolk Street. The pair began to act in an abusive manner towards the team and were both subsequently arrested under the Section 5 Public Order Act.

A 16-year-old youth was also arrested by police during the evening on suspicion of possessing suspected Class B drugs.

All three were later bailed pending further police inquiries.

Later that evening, the dog handler used his other general duties dog to track down a suspected burglar in Gamesley.

Sometime between 7.30pm and 8.10pm offenders gained entry into The Centurion Pub on Melandra Castle Road, Gamesley. Thieves accessed the licensed premises by removing the alarm system and stole items, including an Apple iPhone, from within.

The police dog followed a scent and led officers to arrest a 41-year-old man on suspicion of burglary. He was later bailed pending further police investigations.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime number 49479/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.