A POLICE hound has sniffed out more than £300 worth of Class A drugs on the streets of Wrexham in the latest crackdown by the force.
North Wales Police (NWP) sniffer dog Molly proved a major success in Wrexham over the weekend as she was taken around the town’s bars and pubs in search of illegal substances.
On Friday night Molly alerted officers to a man on High Street who was searched and found to be in possession of more than £300 worth of cocaine and was consequently arrested.
He was charged with possession and intent to supply Class A drugs and released on bail.
The drugs bust was part of a further weekend of activity for NWP as they continue with Operation Lex, a police operation in place across Wrexham on Friday and Saturday nights in an attempt to lower levels of crime across the town’s nightlife.
Inspector Mark Williams said: “Molly has been a big hit and found a man on Friday who we took into custody and discovered him to have more than £300 of Class A drugs on his possession.
“On Saturday we had five negative drug searches through Molly but on each instance those questioned said they had used drugs earlier in the evening.
“In general the increased police presence across the town is helping to reduce crime, making the nightlife more enjoyable for everyone. We’ve been able to prevent arguments becoming street fights and the numbers of cases of violence are down.
“Being able to issue section 27 notices helps our cause too whereby we issue an order to remove someone from the area for up to 48 hours. So far the feedback from landlords and licencees has been positive.”