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Drugs found after being flushed away during police raid

Police in Nottingham discovered a bag of suspected Class A drugs after cornering a suspected dealer in a toilet.

Officers were carrying out a  raid at a multi-occupancy address in Noel Street, Forest Fields, when they heard a flushing toilet.

After rushing outside they lifted a sewer inspection cover and recovered a bag of suspected crack cocaine wedged in a pipe.

Another wrap of drugs was found in the toilet bowl.

Two people, a 44-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were arrested suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and later released on bail.

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Cash, mobile phones and two knives were also recovered during the operation on the morning of 30 October.

Sergeant Mark Southgate, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This certainly wasn’t the most pleasant morning’s work but we were at least pleased with the end result – two suspects in custody and a considerable amount of illegal drugs taken off the streets.

“Whenever we carry out a raid of this nature we‘re always alive to the possibility that items of interest may find their way down the toilet so I doubt this will be the last time we have to get our hands dirty in this way.”

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