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West Bridgford: Armed police stop car and find crack cocaine in a Pringles tube

Police found suspected crack cocaine concealed inside a Pringles tube when they pulled over a car on Wilford Lane.

Officers on patrol in Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, spotted a car suspected to be involved in criminal activity on Sunday (3 December).

Officers from the Armed Policing Team and Dog Unit began following the vehicle and stopped it in Thoresby Avenue, Sneinton, Nottingham, at around 7:30 pm.

As well as the Class A drugs, officers also found a knife, cash and multiple mobile phones when they searched the car.

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Two men inside the vehicle, aged 23 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of a knife in a public place.

The 23-year-old was further arrested on suspicion of driving without a licence or insurance.

Evidence gained in the stop led officers to search properties in Sneinton Boulevard and Lyndhurst Road, Sneinton.

They found quantities of cannabis, knives, weighing scales and other equipment associated with drug dealing at Lyndhurst Road and further cannabis and cannabis labels inside the Sneinton Boulevard address.

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Sergeant Ben Moore, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This is a good example of why officers always remain vigilant on patrol.

“Having spotted and stopped this car, officers have gone on to carry out thorough searches of both the vehicle and associated addresses.

“The Class A and Class B drugs discovered will be destroyed, while it also pleasing to be able to take these knives off the streets and out of harm’s way.

“Our investigation into this incident remains ongoing, and anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 629 of 3 December 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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