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Drugs supply arrests made following vehicle stop in Andover

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences after patrolling officers stopped a vehicle in Andover.


The stop was made in Saxon Way just after 4pm on Saturday 15 June.


Officers found wraps of suspected Class A dugs during a search of the car, as well as mobile phones and cash.


A wrench, a Stanley knife and half a pool cue were also found in the vehicle.


The driver, a 30-year-old man from Reading, Berkshire, was arrested on suspicion of a drug driving offence, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A, and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.


The passenger, a 24-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A, being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, possession of a controlled drug of Class B and possession of an offensive weapon.


Both men have been released on police bail with conditions until Sunday 15 September while we carry out further enquiries.


These arrests form part of our wider work to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs in Andover and protect people from drug-related harm.


We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage people to keep reporting to us any information about drug supply.


Any information submitted can help us build a better picture of what is going on, so that we can allocate our resources and take action.


To make a report, you can call 101, or use the online reporting tool on our website – www.hampshire.police.uk


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by dialling 0800 555 111.


In an emergency, always dial 999.





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