Arest after suspected Heroin Haul

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.

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