Spalding and West Pinchbeck drugs arrests not linked - but police vow issue is a priority
Police say two recent South Holland drugs arrests are not thought to be linked - but vowed that tackling the issue is a priority.
The first case, in Spalding, was in fact prompted when a man was stopped for cycling without lights.
A police spokesman said: "At 2.06am on 13 June we carried out a search and stop on Winsover Road, Spalding, with a male in his 30s who had no lights on his bike.
"Upon search, the male was then arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and possession with intent to supply class B drugs. He was released under investigation and our enquiries are ongoing."
The next day, officers conducted a raid on a home in West Pinchbeck.
The spokesman added: "Acting on intelligence, we executed a warrant to search a property at Six House Bank, West Pinchbeck, Spalding on the morning of 14 June.
"A male in his 40s, and a female in her 50s, were arrested for the cultivation of cannabis. Both have been released under investigation and enquiries are continuing.
"We do not believe that these two incidents are linked.
"Tackling drugs offences is a priority for our local teams, and we work proactively throughout the year to take drugs off our streets and bring offenders to justice."