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PD Rhodi sniffed out the Class A drug at a property in Broad Oak, Brede
A police sniffer dog helped recover half a kilo of cocaine in a rural East Sussex village.
PD Rhodi sniffed out the Class A drug, which weighed approximately 600 grams, during a search warrant at a property in Broad Oak, Brede, on Saturday 28 January.
The three-year-old Cocker Spaniel also assisted officers from Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team in finding cannabis and a large quantity of cash, which was hidden in a cupboard.
Scales and phones were also seized as part of the operation.
It resulted in a 34-year-old man from Rye being arrested on suspicion of being in possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – cocaine, being in possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B – cannabis and being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
He has been released on unconditional bail until 28 April.
Police vehicles at the scene in Broad Oak, Brede
Inspector Olivia Carroll, of the Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We executed multiple warrants at two properties in response to concerns from the public about drug activity in the area.
“It led to an arrest and the seizure of a significant amount of drugs and cash. A comprehensive investigation will now follow.
“We will continue to work tenaciously to stop the supply of drugs coming into our towns and villages and disrupt criminal activity. I would encourage the public to continue reporting information to us online via our website or by calling 101.”