Man arrested for drug and driving offences in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Man arrested for drug and driving offences in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 12th Jun, 2023   0

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drugs and driving offences in Leamington.

Officers conducting proactive patrols spotted a white Vauxhall Corsa being driven in Warwick on Friday (June 9) evening and followed it into Leamington where the car was then stopped on Willes Road shortly before 10.30pm.

A stop search was performed on the driver while a further search of the vehicle was also carried out.

A quantity of drugs – believed to be cocaine – concealed within a sunglasses case were recovered from the vehicle and a 23-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was subsequently arrested in custody on suspicion of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

PC Bunting said: “We understand the devastating impact drugs can have on our communities and will proactively target people we believe to be involved in drugs – using our powers to make sure their activity is disrupted.

“We would also encourage anyone who has concerns or information about suspected drug dealing in the area to get in touch or report it via the force website.”


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