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19 December 2013, 14:35 | Updated: 19 December 2013, 15:14
After 43 teenagers were found out of school in Ipswich yesterday, one of them has been charged with drug dealing.
The 16 year old boy, from London, was stopped by police officers and truancy officers from Suffolk County Council in St Matthews Street in Ipswich at around 1.30pm yesterday. He has now been arrested and charged.
It was part of a series of planned operations aimed at ensuring young people are in school. 43 children in total were found truanting.
Police say the boy was found to be in possession of a quantity of drugs, cash and a knife. He was arrested and taken into custody at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.
He's been charged with possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug (Heroin), possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug (Cocaine) and possession of a knife blade in a public place.