Police arrested two suspects and recovered significant amounts of drugs and cash after pursuing a car in the Mapperley and Porchester areas today (Wednesday 13 May 2020).
Officers spotted a car driving out of Westmoore Close, with the driver suspected to be involved in drug supply offences.
They followed the car and, after witnessing a suspected drug deal taking place, they decided to stop it but the driver sped off, driving dangerously with officers in pursuit. The car failed to stop during the pursuit, which happened shortly before 11am, before it collided with a central reservation on Porchester Road, bursting its tyre.
The driver jumped out of the car, while it was still moving, leaving it to crash into street furniture.
He ran off but was swiftly detained by officers after a foot chase.
The car was then searched, with wraps of suspected Class A drugs found within.
The driver, a 26-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and dangerous driving.
Officers then began to make enquiries at Westmoore Close to try and locate an address believed to be linked to the suspect.
After knocking on the door of an address and speaking with an occupant, officers noticed an amount of suspected cannabis on display.
They promptly arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.
Officers then found a quantity of suspected Class A drugs within the address and the woman was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
Large amounts of Class A drugs, believed to be heroin and crack cocaine, were subsequently seized from the address along with a large quantity of cash.
Both suspects remain in custody.
The officers involved in today’s arrest and seizures had been deployed to the Gedling area in support of Operation Thistle – an ongoing operation cracking down on drug crime, targeting drug dealers and aiming to disrupt drug supply in the area.
Proactive patrols are continuing as part of the operation which is tackling an issue which has been raised by the local community as being a main concern for them.
Inspector Chris Pearson, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector responsible for local policing in the Gedling borough area, said: “Today’s arrests and drug seizures are a cracking result thanks to some excellent police work which has seen a large amount of drugs being taken off our streets.
“We are committed to tackling the blight of drugs on our communities.
“We are constantly working behind the scenes to gather information about those who may be involved in drug supply and we will take robust action against those suspected to be involved in drug-related crime.
“We have carried out a number of successful warrants to date, on the back of information received from members of the public, and I’d encourage anyone with any concerns about drug use and supply in their area to please report it to us.
“If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”