On Friday night (24 August), two-year-old Alfie – a cocker spaniel who had been specially trained to sniff out drugs – joined officers on patrol in Accrington. The team visited ten pubs and found traces of cocaine in the toilets of three premises. Two snap bags of unknown blue tablets were handed in after they were found by a licensee at one of the pubs. They have now been sent off for forensic analysis.
“We will not tolerate drugs being used and sold in licensed premises and where we have information that this is happening we will take action. We have a duty to protect people from the harm caused by drugs. The message is clear – if you are found with drugs in pubs, you will be targeted.”