AN 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences after officers found cash and drug related paraphernalia on his person.

Police officers, who were acting upon community information regarding drug-related activity in the Ringwood area, arrested a Lymington man on Monday, January 10.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “We received reports of drug-dealing activity in Forest Gate Court in Ringwood at around 1.45pm yesterday afternoon.

“Officers were deployed to the scene and located an 18-year-old man who matched the description given by the person reporting the incident on a white Suzuki motorbike.

“A search of the man by officers located a quantity of Class B drugs, a quantity of cash and drug-related paraphernalia – which were all seized as a result.”

The 18-year-old from Lymington was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.

He remains in custody at this time.

The spokesperson added: “Information that we received from the community is vital and informs where we put our resources and take action against any illegal activity.”

If you, or anyone you know, suspects that an address in your neighbourhood is being used for drug dealing, drug-related activity or associated crime, call 101.