1st Oct, 2020

Suspected crack dealer arrested at train station as county lines gangs continue to target Rugby

A SUSPECTED crack dealer was arrested at Rugby Train Station on Wednesday (February 12) as part of an ongoing clampdown on county lines drug gangs.

Detectives from Rugby Proactive CID spotted a man passing an item, believed to be drugs, to members of the public on Railway Terrace at around 11.20am.

He went into the railway station where he was arrested, and found to have a ‘significant quantity’ of what is believed to be crack cocaine.

The 22-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

County lines dealing is a type of organised crime where gangs from bigger cities sell drugs in smaller towns like Rugby.

Report suspicions about people involved in drug dealing or vulnerable people being exploited by drug dealers by calling police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or 999 in an emergency.

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