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‘Strong smell of cannabis’ leads to three arrests for drug offences in Boston

Three people have been arrested for drug offences after police were alerted to a ‘strong smell of cannabis’ from a passing vehicle.

This led to a chain of events which have see arrests for offences including drug production and possession of a class A drug.

Lincolnshire Police were alerted to a ‘strong smell’ of the drug coming from a car in Boston on Tuesday (May 21).

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Lincolnshire Police news

Further inspections revealed the 37-year-old man was a disqualified driver and he was found to have ‘a large bag of cannabis’ in his vehicle.

A search of his home uncovered a cannabis grow and a 21-year-old woman who was in possession of class A drugs.

A third person, a 32-year-old male, was later arrested for cannabis possession.

“t was the strong smell of cannabis and his demeanour that alerted officers to the 37-year-old man as he was driving a vehicle along South Street, Boston on Tuesday, May 21,” a Lincolnshire Police sttaement read.

“Officers from the Intelligence Unit then identified him as a disqualified driver.

“He was stopped and a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a large bag of cannabis in the boot of his car, along with a substantial amount of cash.

“He then failed a drugs wipe conducted at the side of the road.”

The man was arrested for drug driving, driving while disqualified and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply, possession of a class A drug, as well as driving without insurance.

“A search of his home address revealed further drugs including a cannabis grow,” the statement added.

“A 21-year-old woman was also arrested at the address for possession of class A and production of a controlled drug.

“Officers saw another vehicle that appeared to be linked to this incident. It was also stopped, and cannabis was also found in that vehicle with a large amount of cash.

“The 32 year-old man driving that vehicle was also arrested for possession of cannabis and drug driving.”

All three have been bailed with conditions, pending further inquiries.

Of the arrests made, Sgt Simon Watson said: “This was an excellent job, highlighting the collaboration between our Traffic, Response, Response Investigation and Intelligence teams.

“It’s also testimony as to how robust and ever-increasing the intelligence is across our towns and county, and how much we value our community’s contribution toward this.

“We are determined to minimise the pernicious impact that drugs have on our community.

“We work tirelessly to listen to your intelligence, to respond to concerns raised by our community wherever our resourcing permits, and we will do everything we can to ensure that Lincolnshire is the safest place to live, work and visit.”

Anyone with information regarding drugs being supplied can report anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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