AROUND £70,000 worth of cannabis has been found in a shop in Salisbury.

Officers attended a shop in Glenmore Business Park alongside Trading Standards at 2pm yesterday following information from the public that drug activity was taking place.

Police Dog Baxter then helped locate approximately £70,000 worth of cannabis.

Initially, they located a small amount of what appeared to be cannabis, and arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of possession of a class B drug.

The premises was then searched under Section 32 of the Misuse of Drugs Act by officers, as well as PC Darren Willis and his search dog Baxter – a seven-year-old Springer Spaniel, pictured below.

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A large amount of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin was located.

The man was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

A second man, also aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

Both have been released under investigation and enquiries continue.

PCSO Matt Murray said: “After receiving intelligence from the local community about suspected cannabis use at the location, we attended the premises alongside the dog unit.

"This incident just shows how important the community is in helping us build an intelligence picture and take the appropriate action.

"Without the building and sharing of intelligence, this result would not have been possible. I am grateful to Baxter for his assistance.”

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PC Willis, who is Baxter’s handler, said: “Baxter is a fantastic search dog, and he did a great job yesterday in assisting officers at the premises.

“This is exactly the type of job that our dogs are trained to assist at and I am really pleased that Baxter was able to help us seize more than 5kg of cannabis and prevent it from reaching our streets.”