Man, 19, carrying drugs and large hunting knife in Bournemouth town centre arrested – Dorset Live

The 19-year-old was found with more than 70 tablets, suspected cannabis and cash
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A man was found with a quantity of drugs and a large hunting knife following a police search in Bournemouth town centre. The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drugs and weapon offences.
Officers from the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Neighbourhood Enforcement Team (NET) were conducting proactive patrols in the Lower Gardens at around 3.20pm on October 14 when they witnessed a man who was believed to be dealing drugs. They approached the man and he was detained for a search.
He was reportedly found to be in possession of more than 70 tablets, believed to be a class A drug, and suspected cannabis as well as cash. It was further reported that a large hunting knife was found in the man’s waistband.
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The 19-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A and B drugs with intent to supply as well as possessing a knife or bladed article in a public place. He has been released on police bail as further enquiries are carried out.
Sergeant Cameron Thompson, of the BCP NET, said: “As part of Operation Viper officers from the NET regularly carry out proactive patrols aimed at disrupting the activities of those suspected to be involved in the supply of illegal drugs.
“We are committed to taking positive action to target areas of concern in our local community and ensuring weapons and illegal drugs are taken off our streets.
“We would urge anyone with information relating to suspected drug related activity in their area to please report it to us online here or by calling 101. If a crime is in progress, please dial 999.”
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