Police dog sniffs out suspected cannabis during drugs raid in Emersons Green

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply after officers searched a house in Emersons Green.

The warrant in Colliers Break was carried out at 3pm on Wednesday by neighbourhood and response officers, volunteer Special Constables and a dog handler with a specialist search dog.

Police dog Bandit, pictured, sniffed out suspected cannabis and officers also seized cash and drug paraphernalia. A 19-year-old man has since been released under investigation.

Officers also searched an address in nearby Lyde Green on the same afternoon and they said a second man is due to attend a police station voluntarily after being found in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Today Neighbourhood PC James Rochford said: “The community has been reporting issues with people coming and going at all hours. Local people clearly won’t tolerate drug dealing in their neighbourhood and we’re grateful for the information they have been giving us.

“It can sometimes take us a while to build the evidence we need to get a warrant from the court, but I hope this activity will show that we’re listening and acting on their information about criminal activity.”

PC Rochford added that the neighbourhood team spent time patrolling the area after the warrants, talking to residents to reassure them about the police activity.

Anyone with information about crime can contact the neighbourhood team directly online or by calling 101. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.