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‘Significant’ drugs haul after police stop car

A significant quantity of drugs were found in the boot of a car after it was stopped by police.

The car was spotted by a roads policing officer as it waited in Padley Hill, Mansfield, to turn into Stockwell Gate at around 7pm on Monday evening.

After noticing the presence of a marked police car, the driver changed direction and drove way.

Moments later the car stopped in the grounds of Mansfield Community hospital and three men ran in different directions.

The officer gave chase and one of the suspects was detained.

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A large vacuum-packed bag of cannabis was discovered in the boot and seized by officers.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply. He was later released under investigation.

The drugs were taken away and destroyed.

Inspector Abigail Goucher, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a really good bit of work by the responding officer who acted immediately and decisively after spotting this vehicle.

“With more and more police out on patrol it is becoming harder for criminals to operate on our roads.

“Our officers are constantly on the look-out for potential criminal behaviour and won’t hesitate to take action when they have reason to do so.”

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