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Pubs checked for drugs and counterfeit booze
7:20am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
THURROCK Council and Essex Police have been carrying out a series of drugs and alcohol checks in the borough’s pubs.
One man was arrested for suspected possession of a class A drug while other pubs will be revisited after drugs were identified.
On Thursday, September 19, officers visited a number of pubs, swabbing surfaces and testing for drugs.
Licensing checks were also carried out at a number of pubs.
At one, a quantity of suspected counterfeit DVDs and tobacco was seized from a woman caught selling them in the pub.
The visits are part of the council’s and the police’s regular programme of visits to licensed premises.
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