Police carry out drug tests to identify Rotherham pubs where cocaine is used
Police officers are carrying out drug testsÂ in Rotherham pubs to identify those where cocaine is snorted.
Officers have been using specialist drug detection wipesÂ on surfaces in Rotherham pubs, including the toilets, to identify pubs where cocaine has been used.
The tests form part of Operation Alligator, which is aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour in theÂ town.
As part of the operation officers visit crime hot spots and focus on issues including drugs and violence.
During the recent drug tests,Â Rotherham Central neighbourhood policing team said traces of cocaine were found in two pubs.
The team said '˜advice was provided on how to curtail drug abuse on site particularly as it links with violence'.Â