Police launch drugs crackdown at train station

Daily Echo: Police launch drugs crackdown at train station Police launch drugs crackdown at train station

POLICE launched a crackdown on pushers bringing drugs into a Hampshire city today.

Hampshire Police and British Transport Police carried out the operation at Winchester Railway Station.

Twelve officers, six from each force, were at the scene with two sniffer dogs from 10am-2pm inspecting people at the gates.

There were 12 stop and searches with two street warnings given out for possession of cannabis.

It was part of a wider month-long anti-drugs operation, with the station targeted based on intelligence that drugs were being brought into Winchester by train.

PC Ian Dawson said: “Recently we have had good results in tackling the supply of drugs in and around Winchester and today we are acting on information we have been given on how the drugs are coming into the city.

“The operation is mainly to do with the supply of Class A drugs but the type of drug makes no difference to the dogs.”

They used a Springer Spaniel and black Labrador so as not to intimidate the public.

PC Dawson said: “These are ‘passive’ dogs rather than the big Alsatians and they are very well trained and easy to handle.

"The public have been very good and we have been explaining what we are doing and it’s all gone very well.”

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4:32pm Thu 29 Nov 12

jugbad says...

Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources jugbad
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4:39pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

jugbad wrote:
Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/
[quote][p][bold]jugbad[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources[/p][/quote]Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/ Inform Al
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5:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shoong says...

Inform Al wrote:
jugbad wrote:
Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/
If you can tell this person is a drug user just by a post then I suggest a brilliant career as a detective awaits. Anything else is wasted on you.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jugbad[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources[/p][/quote]Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/[/p][/quote]If you can tell this person is a drug user just by a post then I suggest a brilliant career as a detective awaits. Anything else is wasted on you. Shoong
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5:54pm Thu 29 Nov 12

userds5050 says...

Inform Al wrote:
jugbad wrote:
Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/
Posting comments on a website is publishing. Be careful before libelling someone on here. Did you totally miss Leverson today? #Moron
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jugbad[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources[/p][/quote]Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/[/p][/quote]Posting comments on a website is publishing. Be careful before libelling someone on here. Did you totally miss Leverson today? #Moron userds5050
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5:56pm Thu 29 Nov 12

jugbad says...

Not really, they only issued 2 warnings for cannabis, I get my smack in Southampton anyway
Not really, they only issued 2 warnings for cannabis, I get my smack in Southampton anyway jugbad
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6:12pm Thu 29 Nov 12

rich the stitch says...

Shoong wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
jugbad wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/
If you can tell this person is a drug user just by a post then I suggest a brilliant career as a detective awaits. Anything else is wasted on you.
Ignor Inform Al, he's already said in a previous post that his only contact with drugs is dealing with wasted pot heads who smoke everyday and he can't distinguish between that and someone who has the odd joint every now and again. Just like saying the guy who likes a pint one a weekend is a alcoholic. I'm surprised he's not called you a cretin, he does everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jugbad[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources[/p][/quote]Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/[/p][/quote]If you can tell this person is a drug user just by a post then I suggest a brilliant career as a detective awaits. Anything else is wasted on you.[/p][/quote]Ignor Inform Al, he's already said in a previous post that his only contact with drugs is dealing with wasted pot heads who smoke everyday and he can't distinguish between that and someone who has the odd joint every now and again. Just like saying the guy who likes a pint one a weekend is a alcoholic. I'm surprised he's not called you a cretin, he does everyone else. rich the stitch
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6:30pm Thu 29 Nov 12

mack chinnon says...

Inform Al wrote:
jugbad wrote:
Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources
Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/
Nob.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jugbad[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a great way to waste money and police resources[/p][/quote]Diddums, worried about your supplies of smack drying up are you/[/p][/quote]Nob. mack chinnon
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7:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

huckit P says...

Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.
Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life. huckit P
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10:25pm Thu 29 Nov 12

peenut81 says...

huckit P wrote:
Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.
Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life.

The result of todays police activity?
Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless.
[quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.[/p][/quote]Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life. The result of todays police activity? Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless. peenut81
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10:46am Fri 30 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

Fighting a losing battle.
Fighting a losing battle. kingnotail
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11:10am Fri 30 Nov 12

userds5050 says...

peenut81 wrote:
huckit P wrote:
Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.
Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life.

The result of todays police activity?
Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless.
Er, they were let off with street warnings.
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.[/p][/quote]Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life. The result of todays police activity? Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless.[/p][/quote]Er, they were let off with street warnings. userds5050
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3:01pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Shoong says...

peenut81 wrote:
huckit P wrote:
Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.
Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life.

The result of todays police activity?
Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless.
Is that you, Kev? Peter's bun chum..?
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Excellent to see some proactive policing. They have my full support on this one. Drugs are a scourge on life.[/p][/quote]Drugs provide a respite from Capitalism the true scourge on life. The result of todays police activity? Two more otherwise law abiding individuals have a police record. The crime? Victimless.[/p][/quote]Is that you, Kev? Peter's bun chum..? Shoong
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5:22pm Fri 30 Nov 12

beiroot says...

Meanwhile the real dealers are arriving by road............
Meanwhile the real dealers are arriving by road............ beiroot
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