Rolled cigarette of cannabis seized in stop and search

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Police conducting a stop and search arrested a man after finding cannabis.

Officers from Hadleigh Police said they stopped the adult man in Inkerman Terrace, Hadleigh on Sunday, February 10.

They Tweeted after the incident: “Hadleigh Police conducted a drug stop and search of adult male in the street at Inkerman Terrace this evening.

“A rolled cigarette of cannabis was seized. Suspect to be dealt with at a later date.”

Police in Suffolk say the use of stop and search powers fell almost 75% in the four years since reforms aimed at more intelligence-led operations and better arrest ratios.

Suffolk police used the powers on 1,585 occasions during the year ending September 30 – compared to 5,884 in the 12 months before the Best Use of Stop and Search (BUSS) scheme at the end of April 2014.

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Assistant chief constable Rachel Kearton said of the figures: “We’ve seen a reduction in the quantity of stop and search, but the quality remains at a high level.”

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