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Man arrested in Canterbury after police dog finds bag of suspected Class A drugs

A talented police dog has helped sniff out a bag of drugs - leading to the arrest of a suspected county lines drug dealer.

Police attended Rheims Way in Canterbury on Monday afternoon after an officer saw suspicious activity taking place in the area.

Police Dog Clay. Picture: Kent Police
Police Dog Clay. Picture: Kent Police

Police Dog Clay, a four-year-old springer spaniel, was also brought to the scene, and found a bag containing suspected heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of about £1,500.

The drugs are believed to be connected to county lines activity.

County lines sees London gangs run Class A drugs - usually heroin and crack cocaine - into commuter towns to find new markets.

Following the find, a man in his 20s from west London was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Kent Police's DC Jonathan Heard said: "Police dogs provide invaluable assistance to officers on the ground, investigating matters such as this.

"PD Clay has helped to remove a large amount of Class A drugs from circulation, which might otherwise have been sold to vulnerable people in our community and benefited criminal groups."

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