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Football fan caught with cocaine outside Meadow Lane

A man is due in court after he was caught with cocaine outside a Nottingham football stadium.

The supporter came to the attention of a drugs dog as he approached the turnstiles at Notts County’s Meadow Lane stadium ahead of the club’s fixture with Bradford City on 18 November last year.

Four bags of white powder were discovered during a search and sent off for forensic testing. The tests have since confirmed the substance was cocaine.

Aidan Lee, aged 24, of High House Avenue, Bradford, has been charged with possession of a Class A drug and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 15 March.

Sergeant Simon Lacey, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

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“As a force we take a zero-tolerance approach towards illegal substance abuse, including at football stadiums or any other sporting venue.

“We are committed to doing all we can to ensure football matches are inclusive and safe places for all supporters.

“We will therefore continue to work closely with local football clubs to clamp down on those who seek to bring or use any illegal substances into their stadiums.”

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