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‘Significant’ amount of crack cocaine found in suspect’s underpants, say police

Police found a large stash of Class A drugs inside a burglary suspect’s underpants when they searched him.

Officers investigating the burglary, at a home in Bathwood Drive, Sutton-in-Ashfield, arrested a suspect on Monday (17 July).

They had been called to Beckhampton Road, Bestwood, after reports a man had breached a restraining order by approaching a woman.

While detaining him, at around 1.30pm, officers found cash and a wrap of cannabis.

As the suspect was taken into custody, officers became suspicious about his behaviour and a strip search was carried out.

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Significant amounts of crack cocaine and heroin were discovered in the suspect’s underpants.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, harassment and burglary.

Two cars were stolen in the burglary, on 11 June, along with high-value items.

Police investigator Nikki Wiley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As a force we attend every house burglary and carry out a detailed investigation. This is because we know the impact this unpleasant and invasive crime can have on victims.

“I’m pleased this suspect is in custody and our investigation into the burglary is ongoing.

“It’s also a great credit to the officers involved in this stop that we have carried out an exemplary search which has allowed us to recover these drugs and take them off the streets.”

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