Suspected class A drugs have been seized and a teenager arrested following work by officers and police dogs in Canterbury.

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 on Thursday 1 July 2021.

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 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.’

By Ed