Arest after suspected Heroin Haul

PUBLISHED: 17:51 03 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 18 June 2010

A POLICE dog handler arrested a man on suspicion of possessing drugs following a search in Newton Poppleford last week. The officer was on patrol in the area when a motorist was spotted driving erratically at around 3.20am on Friday, a police spokesman sa

A POLICE dog handler arrested a man on suspicion of possessing drugs following a search in Newton Poppleford last week.

The officer was on patrol in the area when a motorist was spotted driving erratically at around 3.20am on Friday, a police spokesman said.

The car was stopped and a full search was made by the sniffer dog at the scene.

It is alleged a quantity of drugs, which police believe to be heroin, as well as drugs paraphernalia was found.

Police confirmed a 44-year-old man from the Exeter area was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The man was taken into custody for questioning, before being released on police bail to return to Heavitree Police Station in June.

DC Amanda Rowe, lead investigator, said the suspected drugs were being tested at a police laboratory.


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