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Suspected drug deal in Nottingham leads police to cocaine and heroin haul

Police were led to a haul of cocaine, heroin and cash after a keen-eyed officer witnessed a suspected drug deal.

The suspicious activity was witnessed by a plain-clothed officer in the Garfield Road area of Radford at around 5.30pm on Friday.

A marked police car arrived soon afterwards and, after a brief foot chase, a suspect was detained in nearby Radford Boulevard.

During an initial search officers found around 40 wraps of what is believed to be cocaine and heroin, a burner-style mobile phone, and £109 in cash.

A subsequent search of a property on Coleridge Street led officers to another haul of a similar size and around £1,000. Two knives were also seized.

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A 22 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and has been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Lee Wilson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great bit of work by officers who worked well together to take a significant quantity of drugs off of our streets. Drugs cause significant harm to our communities and are often the cause of other related offences such as burglary, robbery and incident of serious violence.

“We won’t tolerate anyone dealing in drugs and officers are always on alert to take action when they see something suspicion.

“If you have any information regarding drug dealing or any criminal issues in your area, don’t hesitate to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.”

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