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8 April 2011, 11:27
Three people were arrested for suspected drugs offences yesterday (Wednesday 6 April) – thanks to a team effort by police and Police Community Support Officers.
The three PCSO’s radioed for support when they spotted a man, who they believed to be a disqualified driver, travelling along Bidwell Hill, Houghton Regis, at around 1.15pm.
Rapid response colleagues quickly stopped the car, chased the man when he fled across fields, and then arrested him on suspicion of disqualified driving and in connection with cocaine found dropped on the ground.
Police seized a large quantity of cash from a woman in the car and she, the man and a 15-year-old male passenger were all arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs. Bags of cannabis were found on the man following a search at Dunstable Police Station and more was found at a property linked to the teenager.
Sergeant, Jamie Langwith, described it as “excellent” teamwork between the Houghton Regis based Safer Neighbourhood Team and his rapid response officers.
He said: “This was an example of quick-thinking by PCSOs and police officers, which resulted in some very timely and significant arrests. It sends out a warning to anyone involved in crime – particularly drugs – that our officers are out there and working together to catch you.”
Anyone with information about drugs can contact the Serious Crime Investigation team (SCIT), in confidence, at Dunstable Police Station on 01582 473330, the main switchboard on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.