Published: 15:28, 14 March 2019
| Updated: 15:54, 14 March 2019
A training exercise had to be interrupted while a police dog helped officers uncover suspected class A drugs following a vehicle stop and search.
Officers on patrol from the Swale Community Policing Team requested a car to stop in Queenborough Road, Halfway, as they suspected it was involved in supplying drugs.
The stop was made shortly before 9.30am yesterday.
By coincidence Kent Police dog Sonny, a seven-and-a-half year old springador – a mix between a springer spaniel and a Labrador retriever – was training nearby and was able to help officers search the car.
A wrap of suspected heroin was uncovered.
A member of the public also handed over a bag containing money and suspected heroin after reportedly seeing it be thrown from the car.
The vehicle was seized and a 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
He has since been released, while inquiries continue.