AN 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after he was stopped and searched by officers in Tamworth.
Officers from the Operation Disrupt team stopped the man at about 1150 GMT on Monday (22 February) on the canal towpath close to the B5000 Glascote Road in Glascote.
Following a search, heroin and crack cocaine worth around £1,250 was found along with a quantity of cannabis, a lock knife and a quantity of cash.
The man, from Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a bladed article.
He appeared before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Tuesday (23 February) and was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing due on 26 March.
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Drug addiction: getting help
If you need treatment for drug addiction, you’re entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it’s possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.
Alternatively, visit the Frank website to find local drug treatment services.
If you’re having trouble finding the right sort of help, call the Frank drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through all your options.
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