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Undercover police discover drug deal at a Nottingham city churchyard

A 26-year-old man has been charged after undercover cops spotted a drugs deal taking place in a churchyard.

Plain-clothed officers were patrolling Arboretum when they saw two men acting suspiciously in the grounds of All Saints’ Church in Raleigh Street on Friday last week (25 March 2022).

One of the men was arrested in the grounds while the other was detained following a short chase.

Following a search of an address linked to one of the suspects, officers found 84 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin, with a combined street value of approximately £840.

Jack Plackett, of Raleigh Street, Arboretum, has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (28 March 2022) and pleaded guilty to both offences.

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He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on 19 April 2022.

The second suspect was reported for court summons after being found to be in possession of class A drugs.

A third man linked to the suspected drugs deal received a police caution.

The arrests were carried out by the Operation Compass team, which tackles drug dealing, begging and anti-social behaviour in Nottingham city centre.

Sergeant Jonathan Pothecary, who leads the team, said: “A quick response to suspicious activity led to the arrest of Plackett.

“A joint effort with other neighbourhood officers led to evidence being secured that passed the threshold for charges to be brought against him and I am pleased he has now admitted his crimes.

“This is another reminder that dealing drugs will not be tolerated in Nottingham and we will take positive action against anyone involved in this criminality.”

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