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Cannabis disguised as chocolate bars discovered in Nottingham drug raid

Cannabis chocolate bars were seized by police as two drugs warrants led to the arrests of seven people.

The warrants were carried out in Lenton and Arnold as part of an ongoing drive by Nottinghamshire Police to tackle drug dealing and prevent associated crime from blighting communities.

Around £5,000 in cash was seized as well as mobile phones and further quantities of illegal substances when officers carried out one of the warrants in Johnson Road, Lenton, at 9am today.


A sniffer dog was called in and a stash of cannabis edibles disguised as chocolate bars was discovered.

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Two men and one woman – all aged 20 – were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A and class B drugs. Investigations are ongoing.

Sergeant Mark Southgate, who led the operation, said the drugs warrant followed intelligence received from the public.He said: “We listen to what our community has to tell us and take positive action to tackle their concerns.


“This is what we have done today. If you come to Nottingham to deal drugs, we will find you.

“We want to send the clear message that criminal behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to target offenders who persist in causing harm and misery in our communities.

“I’d like to reassure people that we take all reports drug crime very seriously as we understand the detrimental impact these types of crimes can have on the lives of residents.”

Four people were also arrested after the Gedling Op Reacher team executed a drugs raid yesterday afternoon and seized class A and B drugs.

Officers searched a house in the High Street in Arnold and detained three men and a woman at the scene on suspicion of supplying drugs and possession of criminal property.

A quantity of cash has also been seized from the address.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson said: “We carried out this search based on intelligence and information provided from members of the public and it has led to us discovering a quantity of suspected drugs which has now been taken out of circulation.

“We encourage people to continue to report information to us on 101, no matter how small, as it might just be the vital piece needed to carry out enforcement action.

“We continue our hard work to disrupt the drugs network in Nottinghamshire. Whether that’s by prosecuting drug dealers or supporting vulnerable people to break free from a particular lifestyle.

“Our message is clear, if you’re a drug dealer in Nottinghamshire, we will use every tactic available to us to locate, enforce and prosecute you.”

The men aged 32, 31 and 30 and a 24-year-old woman have since been released under investigation.

Nottinghamshire Police takes a proactive approach to combating suspected drug related crime and regularly carries out search warrants in response to community intelligence.

If you are concerned about an address near you please call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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