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Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2022
Durham Road

Keeping you safe, every day.

When concerned residents reported a man wandering around Ferryhill with a hypodermic needle yesterday afternoon, response officer PC George Burton leapt into action.

Stopping him in Durham Road, PC Burton carried out a stop search, discovering more than 300 tablets of suspected drugs on him.

The drugs were seized and the man, in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and taken to hospital and custody.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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