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Class A drugs seized and two arrested after police officer witnesses suspected drug deal in Nottingham

Two men were arrested and a significant quantity of heroin and crack cocaine recovered after a police officer witnessed a suspected drug deal.

The pair were detained in a car in Lismore Close, Radford, at around 7.45pm yesterday (Thursday 20 May) – moments after the suspected deal was spotted in nearby Bramcote Street.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s knife crime team stopped the vehicle before it could be driven away and carried out a search.

Initial investigations discovered a quantity of cash, a small amount of cannabis and a burner style mobile phone.

Two men, both aged 23, were taken to Radford Road Police Station, where a subsequent strip search revealed a bag containing what is believed to be crack cocaine and heroin.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and remain in police custody.

Inspector Amy English, district commander for Radford, said: “This was a great bit of police work by officers acting together to bring about a great result. Drugs are a blight on our communities and do enormous harm to often vulnerable people.

“We will not tolerate drug dealing and dedicate significant resources stopping and searching people we believe to be involved in this wicked trade. In response to concerns by local residents we are taking a very proactive approach to this issue – mixing high-profile patrols with targeted raids and intelligence gathering.

“If you have any information regarding drug dealing or any criminal issues in your area, don’t hesitate to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.”

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