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Police seize over 200 wraps of cocaine and heroin hidden in a Nottingham garden

A man was caught  trying to dispose of heroin and crack cocaine in a garden.

Tarnrie Simpson was discovered standing in the back garden by officers attending a house in Westgate Street, St Ann’s.

Officers spotted that Simpson was trying to hide something in his hand which he then dropped to the floor in a panic.

On closer inspection, the package he had tried to conceal turned out to be more than 50 individual wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.

Following this discovery, officers then conducted a search around the rest of the garden and found three more packages, including a kinder egg filled with the class A drugs.

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In total, more than 125 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine were discovered scattered around the garden on 7 October 2019.

Police then conducted a search of Simpson’s house a few hours later, where officers uncovered nearly 75 more wraps of crack cocaine on top of the wardrobe in his bedroom.

Simpson, of Abbotsford Drive, St Ann’s, initially denied the charge of possession with intent to supply class A drugs but changed his plea to guilty at Nottingham Crown Court on 24 September 2021.

Appearing before the same court on Friday (22 April 2022), Simpson, who is now 19, was handed an 18-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

PC Karl Browne, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “After entering the garden and finding Simpson standing there, our officers spotted that he was acting suspiciously and that something untoward was going on.

“The actions of our eagle-eyed officers then led to a large quantity of dangerous class A drugs being seized that would have otherwise flooded out onto our streets and caused immeasurable harm.

“Drug crime is devastating for communities and can leave lives in ruins, which is why we as a force are so committed to cracking down on this illicit activity and putting those found to be involved before the courts.”

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