“BUYING a cheap bit leg of lamb from some bloke in the pub may be fuelling the drug trade.”

Those are words of warning issued by the police after a man was arrested in Andover today (Monday) on suspicion of handling stolen goods and supplying controlled drugs.

Police say they arrested a man in the town this morning (Monday) after seizing a “large quantity” of stolen goods, including meat, cheese and alcohol.

Officers have not yet confirmed any further details.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for a comment.

Police took the opportunity to warn residents about buying cheap goods which could be stolen.

“Joints of beef don’t just fall off the back of lorries," a statement from the police read.

“Buying a cheap bit leg of lamb from some bloke in the pub may be fuelling the drug trade and might push up the prices we all pay in the shops!”