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Stafford vehicle stop sparks drugs arrest thanks to diligent police dog

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

PC Matt Butterworth and Krillen

PC Matt Butterworth and Krillen

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A FOUR-LEGGED force member of Staffordshire Police sniffed out something suspicious during a routine vehicle stop check in Stafford.

Police dog Krillen, pictured with PC Matt Butterworth, uncovered suspected cannabis vegetation in a vehicle stopped by police in North Avenue at around 2.30pm yesterday.

The 35-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.

A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “A subsequent search of the man's home address resulted in a small number of cannabis plants being seized.

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“The man has now been released on bail, pending further inquiries, to a date in June.

“Yesterday's arrest forms part of our daily work under Operation Nemesis, our ongoing initiative to tackle drugs misuse in our communities.

“If you suspect drug dealing where you live, please call us on 101.”

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