POLICE in Blandford have arrested two men as part of an ongoing operation to tackle drug use.

The arrests were made after uniformed officers and a police dog visited several licensed premises on Friday.

Sergeant Paul Hooker of Blandford Police said officers will not tolerate drugs.

“This activity is part of our on-going crackdown on drug use, and we will continue to provide a visible presence in licensed premises in the town,” he said.

“I want to send out a clear message to those who sell and use Class A drugs that Dorset Police will not tolerate this activity and, together with our partners, we will continue to take positive action where necessary.”

The sergeant said any landlords or residents with concerns are urged to get in touch by calling 101.

He said: “We’ve had success recently with some warrants in the town.

“The arrests are no slur on licensed premises in Blandford – these are not unique problems.

“On the night in question, we had two arrests from visiting the first two pubs.”

Two Blandford men, aged 26 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

They have been released on police bail.