A ‘homeless’ beggar arrested in Totnes following a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act had a large amount of cash and class A drugs found at his home during a search.
Police arrested the man this morning, Thursday 13th December on suspicion of possesion with intent to supply class A drugs. A wallet stuffed with cash and further drugs were discovered at his home address.
Police also found a voucher for a free food voucher to the value of £5 from a local business which supports the homeless community.
Totnes Police posted on Social media: “This morning a male in his 40’s was arrested on Coronation Road in Totnes on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, following a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
“This (purporting to be) ‘homeless’ male, a regular street drinker who is often seen begging, then had his home address searched where a large quantity of cash and further class A drugs, bound for our streets, were located.
“We were disappointed to find a couple of food vouchers in this males possession, introduced recently, which are redeemable for a hot meal and given out to our homeless community to ensure nobody goes hungry.”
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