Police carry out drug tests to identify Rotherham pubs where cocaine is used

Police officers are carrying out drug tests in Rotherham pubs to identify those where cocaine is snorted.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 8:10 am
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2018, 8:14 am
Police officers are carrying out 'drug swipes' to identify pubs where cocaine is being used

Officers have been using specialist drug detection wipes on surfaces in Rotherham pubs, including the toilets, to identify pubs where cocaine has been used.

Police officers are carrying out 'drug swipes' to identify pubs where cocaine is being used

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The tests form part of Operation Alligator, which is aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour in the town.

As part of the operation officers visit crime hot spots and focus on issues including drugs and violence.

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During the recent drug tests, Rotherham Central neighbourhood policing team said traces of cocaine were found in two pubs.

The team said '˜advice was provided on how to curtail drug abuse on site particularly as it links with violence'.