Ar­rest af­ter drugs alert near school

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

PO­LICE swooped af­ter com­plaints of a sus­pected drug dealer around Ash­ford’s Nor­ton Knatch­bull School.

Cannabis was seized in a raid and one man was ar­rested.

A South Kent Po­lice spokesman said: “Kent Po­lice in Ash­ford re­sponded to com­plaints from lo­cal res­i­dents and staff at Nor­ton Knatch­bull School about a man thought to be deal­ing drugs in the area.”

Of­fi­cers car­ried out a search war­rant un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act at an ad­dress in Gor­don Close, Ash­ford.

Sub­stan­tial

Po­lice say that dur­ing the raid they found a quan­tity of herbal cannabis which had been pack­aged in prepa­ra­tion to be sup­plied.

They also found a “sub­stan­tial” amount of cash and sus­pected stolen cloth­ing.

Po­lice said there was no in­for­ma­tion that drugs had been sold to school­child­ren but con­cerns had been raised be­cause the al­leged deal­ing had been so close to the school.

The po­lice raid on De­cem­ber 22 saw a sus­pect ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of pos­ses­sion of cannabis with in­tent to sup­ply and han­dling stolen goods.

The 22-year-old has since been re­leased on po­lice bail un­til March 3 pend­ing fur­ther in­quiries.

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