POLICE in Launceston have vowed to crack down on drug dealers in the town.
Last Saturday night, officers used a police sniffer dog in an operation targeting licensed premises and seized a quantity of cannabis.
Launceston's neighbourhood policing team was joined by response officers, special constables, and members of the Plymouth Tactical Aid Group in a high-profile operation in the town centre aimed at tackling drug misuse and the supply of drugs.
The operation was led by Launceston town neighbourhood beat manager PC Johnny Haynes. He said residents should be allowed to go out and enjoy themselves in local pubs without drug dealers hindering their evenings.
He said: "The operation's was a high profile activity, with an aim of disrupting the use and supply of illegal drugs within the town over the weekend.
"This operation was aimed at sending a clear message to the people of Launceston that we take drug offending very seriously."
The crackdown was fully supported by licensees and the Launceston Town Pubwatch committee.
It resulted in a number of people being searched and cannabis being seized.
PC Haynes said: "This operation proved a success and, as such, we will be looking at similar operations in the future."