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Teenager arrested on suspicion of Snapchat drug dealing

A teenager was arrested after police found business cards that suggested he’d been selling drugs via Snapchat.

The 17-year-old was stopped by patrolling officers who spotted him acting suspiciously in Nottingham city centre in the early hours of Thursday (5 October).

Officers searched him and found a quantity of cannabis along with cash and three mobile phones.

They arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug after business cards with a Snapchat code (pictured) were also found in his pockets, which depicted a figure in green holding a spliff.

He was detained in Peachy Street shortly before 2.30 a.m. and taken into custody.

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His home address in Daybrook was searched a short time later and officers found more evidence of drug dealing.

He was further arrested in custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

The boy was released on bail pending further inquiries.

PC Jack Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Targeting drug dealers remains one of our key priorities because of the harm they cause to local communities.

“We will never tolerate dealers using our streets to sell drugs and our policing teams will continue to seek out those involved in drug-related crime.

“We want people to feel safe in Nottingham and that is why we will not hesitate to take robust action against anyone who brings drugs onto the streets.”

“Educating young people around the dangers of drugs is also a key focus and we work closely with our partner agencies to that end.”

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