Dogs sniff out trouble

Specialist drugs dogs joined police on patrol in Ripley this weekend as part of a clampdown on the possession and supply of drugs.

Derbyshire officers were joined by two specially trained dogs from Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands for a night of checks on Saturday, March 31.

The dogs were used to sniff out suspected drugs during patrols around the town centre, with five people arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

Three people, two men and one woman, were arrested in Ripley. They have all been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police Licensing Sergeant Nev Stocks said: “This is the latest in a series of operations in which we’ve used drugs dogs in Chesterfield and Amber Valley. We continue to take positive action against those who carry, use and deal in drugs in our towns and cities.”