Man arrested for possession of drugs and firearm in Portsmouth

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Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have arrested a 51 year old man from Hayling Island.

A stop took place at 5.15am on Wednesday 24th April.

The man has been arrested by Hampshire police on Portsdown Hill Road, on suspicion of possess a controlled drug of Class A – heroin and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He’s been now released from custody but remains under investigation.

Police will submit the substance found on the man to a Forensic Labratory for confirmation on its contents.

Hampshire Police continue to tackle drugs in the county as part of the ongoing operation Fortress.