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Sneinton: Heroin and crack cocaine discovered in police operation

Neighbourhood officers and the Nottingham city knife crime team worked together to arrest a suspected drug dealer.

Sneinton officers were carrying out an operation to tackle drug dealing when they were alerted to suspicious activity nearby.

This message was passed on by the city knife crime team who spotted a group of suspected drug users loitering during one of their patrols.

Suspecting a drug deal was about to take place, the Sneinton neighbourhood officers moved towards the location in Sneinton Hermitage.

Following that initial spot around 10.45 am on Tuesday 20 February, the team saw someone get out of a taxi and head towards the street.

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When the individual then began to act suspiciously, police moved in, with the suspect spotting them and trying to get away.

Following a short foot pursuit, neighbourhood officers found a suspect hiding nearby in the back garden of a property on Gresley Drive.

The officers then carried out a search of the individual, which resulted in a burner phone being retrieved.

A bundle containing wraps of heroin and crack cocaine was then found discarded in a bush nearby when police retraced the steps taken during the pursuit.

Quantities of cannabis and stacks of cash were also later seized, following a search of a property linked to the same suspect.

A 21-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Sergeant Karl Browne, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This stop was a great example of our different teams working in tandem to get a positive result.

“It came while our neighbourhood policing team was carrying out an operation to target drug activity in the Sneinton area.

“After officers spotted some suspicious behaviour that led us to believe a drug deal could be about to take place, we observed for a short time and identified a suspect.

“Supported by the knife crime team, we then managed to detain a suspect who tried to flee from the scene and seize quantities of Class A and Class B drugs that we believe were intended to be sold in the area.

“It is pleasing that our targeted operation ultimately led to quantities of drugs being taken out of circulation and a suspect being brought into custody.”

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