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Edwalton: Knife and suspected cocaine found in property after car stop

Police stopped a car in Nottingham and found  hundreds of wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.

Officers on patrol in the Radford area of Nottingham spotted a vehicle behaving suspiciously at around 2.15pm on Tuesday (12 December).

The city knife crime team officers began following the car and activated their blue lights when it came to a dead end in Portland Road.

Two men were inside the car and officers also spotted bags of cannabis in a compartment in the passenger side door.

One suspect tried to flee from the scene, but after a struggle he and the other man were both detained.

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A search of the car uncovered large amounts of cannabis, cash, fake cash and mobile phones.

When one of the suspects was later searched in custody, officers found a bag containing wraps of Class A drugs in his underwear.

Evidence gained in the car stop then led officers to carry out searches of homes in Calverton and Edwalton.

At the Calverton address, they discovered more than 300 wraps of cocaine and heroin, as well as deals of cannabis, a knuckleduster and cash.

A large lump of white rock, believed to be cocaine, along with a knife and further equipment associated with drug dealing was found inside the Edwalton property.

Two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place and possessing counterfeit currency.

Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Car stops like this are invaluable tools in our ongoing work to disrupt the trade in illegal drugs.

“The information gained in the stop allowed us to seize and destroy large amounts of crack cocaine and heroin before they were peddled to vulnerable people in our communities.

“The searches also enabled us to take two offensive weapons off the streets and take fake cash out of circulation.”

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