Police in drug raids on pubs
Four people have been arrested after police used a specially-trained dog to crack down on drugs in pubs in Keynsham.
The operation, which was staged following information from members of the public about drug use in the town, also detected a further five people who had been using cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis.
Earlier this summer, neighbourhood police officers, working with pub landlords, put up posters warning that police action was likely.
Last Friday they carried out unannounced visits at a number of pubs with a drugs dog from the British Transport Police called Diesel, which identified nine people who may have been in contact with controlled drugs and enabled officers to carry out a search.
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Keynsham beat manager PC Lisa Hawtin said the exercise was being regarded as a success.
And she praised pub bosses for their co-operation.
"This was a very positive operation that sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate drugs use in pubs. "We are grateful to the pub landlords for their co-operation and we will be giving them more advice on how to detect and prevent drug use on their premises. We will definitely be taking Diesel the dog for another walk very soon."
Three men have been bailed, while a fourth has been charged with possession of cocaine.
Avon and Somerset police and the British Transport force regularly share the use of their specially-trained dogs.