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Two men arrested in city centre drugs operation
TWO men were arrested in Salisbury on Saturday night as part of an operation to tackle drug use.
Police and Wiltshire Council conducted a drugs operation using random testing at The Chapel Nightclub. People were asked by the door staff to consent to a drugs test as a condition of entry to the club.
The test involved taking a hand swab which was then analysed by an ION track machine.
Eighty-one people were tested on the night and two local men, aged 23 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. Both men were subsequently cautioned.
PC Sam Dutton, who initiated and led the operation in conjunction with The Chapel, said: “Drug use and excess alcohol has a direct correlation with crime and antisocial behaviour and this operation was part of our ongoing night time economy initiatives.
"We will continue to work closely with the Chapel and other venues in the city centre to ensure that people can enjoy a safe night out while minimising the impact on local businesses and residents.”
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