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Arrests as operation continues to tackle drug crime in Gedling

More than 20 suspected cannabis cakes were also found in a bag in the back of the car.

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Police arrested two men and recovered quantities of suspected Class A and B drugs following a proactive vehicle stop in Carlton.

Officers from the Gedling Neighbourhoods Policing Team, supported by Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated Knife Crime Team, carried out patrols in the Gedling area as part of an ongoing drugs operation – ‘Operation Thistle’ – tackling the issue of drug supply which has been raised by the local community as being a main concern for them.

After making enquiries about a car spotted driving along Valley Road, officers followed it and went on to detain the two 19-year-old occupants on suspicion of possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

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The driver was found to be in possession of wraps of suspected cannabis and LSD tabs.

More than 20 suspected cannabis cakes were also found in a bag in the back of the car.

The arrests were made at around 5.30pm on Thursday (28 May 2020). Both suspects were subsequently released under investigation.

Inspector Chris Pearson, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector responsible for local policing in the Gedling borough area, said: “The Gedling Neighbourhoods Policing Team, supported by the Gedling ‘Op Reacher’ Team and the Knife Crime Team, are committed to continuing our work to tackle and reduce drug-related crime in response to community concerns and to keep our communities safe.

“Drugs ruin lives and are often the catalyst for more serious and violent crimes, which can have a huge negative impact on local communities.

“Op Thistle is continuing in the area and we are constantly working behind the scenes to gather information about those who may be involved in drug supply. We remain committed to continuing our work, including proactive patrols, to disrupt drug supply, target offenders who are causing misery in our communities and bring them to justice.

“Without the support and help of the local community this wouldn’t be possible and I’d encourage anyone with any concerns about drug use and supply in their area, or if they see any suspicious or unusual activity in their neighbourhood to report it to us.

“Unusual activity could include people coming and going from an address and at odd times of the day and night, strange smells, windows covered up or curtains closed and cars pulling up near to a house for a short period of time.

“If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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