Police patrols act after finding drugs
A MAN was fined and another given a police caution after police officers found cannabis on them during searches in Lutterworth.
The two latest incidents, which happened last week, mean about ten people in the Lutterworth and Broughton Astley area have been caught in possession of the drug in the last several weeks.
Lutterworth neighbourhood sergeant Peter Jelbert said that the two searches last week had come as a result of officers being on patrol in the town.
He added: “On both occasions officers have smelled the drug while out on patrol and have carried out searches.”
Last Sunday evening, an 18-year-old man was given a fine after officers found a small quantity of cannabis on him in Coventry Road.
On Wednesday last week, a 31-year-old man was given a formal warning after he was searched in the early hours of the morning in Brookfield Way.
Sgt Jelbert said: “Warnings are normally given when someone has been caught in the past and has been given a fine. They used to be called police cautions.
“The searches have not arisen from any particular anti-cannabis campaign, they have come about during regular patrols carries out by officers in the Lutterworth area.”
A number of fines were handed out last month to people in Leire, Lutterworth and Broughton Astley for possession of the drug.
Fixed penalty fines for possession of cannabis are usually for £80. Further offences lead to cautions.
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