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Police in Cinderford have arrested a man in connection with drug offences as part of an ongoing operation to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in the Forest of Dean.
Officers had come across the man in a car behind the rugby club, along with two other people. He tried to evade police by running off but was detained in Dockham Road after a chase.
He was found to be carrying three bags of white powder, a quantity of cash, a set of working scales and small amounts of cannabis.
A woman at the scene was spoken to by police but the third man escaped before he could be apprehended.
A 22-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and has been released under investigation.
The Forest Neighbourhood Policing team has been conducting pro-active high visible patrols as part of Operation Reacher in Cinderford to combat anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and criminal activity.
Officers arrested two people as part of the operation on Wednesday night with support from colleagues in the Tutor Unit and LPT.
The operation is set to continue for the coming weeks with pro-active patrols, to support the community.
Inspector Nick Cook said: “We will not tolerate the unacceptable behaviour of these people and we will do all we can to disrupt their activities. We will continue to work with our communities across the Forest of Dean to ensure that residents feel safe in their own homes.”