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Training exercise interrupted as police dog helps officers uncover suspected heroin in Halfway, Sheppey

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.

Kent Police dog Sonny
Kent Police dog Sonny

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.

Some of the items seized after the vehicle was stopped in Halfway
Some of the items seized after the vehicle was stopped in Halfway

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.

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