Two drugs arrests in Dartford thanks to the help of a police dog
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A police dog helped locate a man hiding in Dartford shrubland as officers uncovered a stash of cocaine and cash.
On Tuesday 7 December 2021 at around 3.20am the driver of a vehicle failed to stop for police in Northfleet and was pursued to Ebbsfleet Walk where the car came to a halt.
Two people tried to run from patrols but one man, aged 37 from London, was detained on suspicion of failing to stop, theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.
Cash and drugs found
During the man’s arrest a police constable was assaulted and patrols found more than £1,000 cash in the car, as such he was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
A second person had fled the vehicle and was pursued by officers on foot with the help of PD Chewy and the police helicopter. The suspect was seen jumping over a high fence and into an area of shrubland where he was eventually located hiding under a tree.
The 28-year-old, of no fixed address, was found to be in possession of cocaine, more than £200 in cash and several mobile phones. All the items were seized and he was also arrested for the theft of a motor vehicle and for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.