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Officers arrest man on drug supply offences in Hedge End after proactive search

Police who conducted a proactive stop search of a suspicious vehicle in Hedge End have arrested a man in connection with drug supply offences.

At around 11.30pm on Saturday 13 November, officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the car park of Sainsbury’s in Hedge End.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Shropshire, failed a drugs wipe for a Class B drug and was arrested on suspicion for driving under the influence of drugs.

A search of the vehicle by officers located a quantity of Class A drugs – which were seized along with a mobile phone.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, theft of a motor vehicle and driving without insurance.

He was later released under investigation, pending further police enquiries.