Four arrested in crackdown on drugs in Keynsham pubs
By BeckyFeather | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 11:06
Four people have been arrested in a drugs swoop on Keynsham pubs.
Police used a specially-trained dog in last Friday's operation which followed information from members of the public that drugs are being used in local pubs.
The use of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis by another five people was also detected during the evening.
Earlier this summer neighbourhood officers, working with landlords, put up posters warning that police action was likely.
On Friday they visited, unannounced, a number of pubs with British Transport Police drugs dog Diesel, who identified nine people believed to have been in contact with controlled drugs and enabled officers to carry out a search.
Keynsham Beat manager PC Lisa Hawtin said: "This was a very positive operation that sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate drugs use in pubs.
"We are grateful to the pub landlords for their co-operation and we will be giving them more advice on how to detect and prevent drug use on their premises. We will definitely be taking Diesel the dog for another walk very soon."