Police pooch sniffs out crime on night in Ripley

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A DRUGS dog led officers to two arrests during a Saturday night tour of Ripley town centre.

Police canine Dillon was taken around licensed premises in Ripley on January 28 to target revellers carrying and supplying drugs in the town.

Around 30 people were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and two arrests were made during the course of the evening.

One man was arrested for the possession of suspected Ecstasy and another man was arrested for a public order offence.

PC James Pendrill from Derbyshire police said: “Members of the public, licensees and many of the people being searched, welcomed the operation and the efforts police are making to counteract drugs in Ripley’s night time economy. “We will continue to work closely with licensees and carry out similar operations in the future .”

Anyone with information relating to drugs or any other crime can call Derbyshire police on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.