An operation to combat crime in Swale has led to the arrest of an alleged drug dealer. Officers from the Swale Community Police Team, together with the British Transport Police, set up a knife pole at the entrance to the platform at Sheerness train station on Friday 11 October 2019. A drugs dog unit was also present.
At around 11.15am a train arrived at the station and a man appeared to avoid going through the knife detector and to purposely stay clear of the drugs dog, before leaving the station. Following enquiries, officers went to an alleyway off of Beach Street where they seized almost 70 wraps of suspected crack cocaine and heroin, two phones and approximately £1,200 in cash.
Subsequently, a 28-year-old man from Sheerness was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was released on bail pending further enquiries until Tuesday 22 October 2019.