Arrests after drug search

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

Four arrests were made as Police led an operation in Mansfield Town Centre to target antisocial behaviour linked to drugs and alcohol.

Teams of officers, accompanied by a drugs dog patrolled the town and conducted stop and searches on Saturday.

Operation Oatcake came as the force continues a month of action on violent crime under the Alliance Against Violence campaign.

Four arrests were made over allegations of possession of drugs.

PC Colin Kirkup said: “This action came about after we had received reports of antisocial behaviour in the town linked to drugs and alcohol use.

“I hope that it sends out the message that we will not tolerate drugs or antisocial behaviour in our communities.”

One man, from Mansfield, was charged with possession of cannabis.

A 55-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested for possession of controlled drugs.

He was bailed pending forensic examination of the substances seized.

Two men, aged 30 and 35, both received cautions for the offence of possession of amphetamine.

Two youths under 18 were found to be in possession of cannabis and they will receive youth cautions as a result.

Police also issued two Section 27, direction to leave the area orders.