Police dog sniffs out drugs in town bar

From the courts
From the courts

A POLICE dog sniffed out amphetamine on a Somercotes man during a police swoop on drug abusers.

Officers carried out a special operation in Ripley town centre using drugs dogs on the night of March 31.

Kevin Miles was in Crib bar when he attracted the attention of a dog. He had a wrap which tests revealed was a mixture of amphetamine and caffeine.

“He said he bought it for £5 from someone in Crib bar,” Becky Mahon, prosecuting, told magistrates at Chesterfield.

“He said it looked nice and he thought it was ‘for energy’.”

Miles, 38, of Pennytown Court, Somercotes, admitted possessing amphetamine and was fined £51, with £121 costs. The drug will be destroyed.

He told the court he didn’t believe it was amphetamine.