Persistent police make triple arrest following drug discovery
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Police arrested three suspected drug dealers after they found a large bag of cocaine inside a car.
Response officers were on patrol in the Hucknall area when they spotted a car parked up in Ashgate Road.
They then snapped into action when intelligence on the police system suggested the vehicle could have links to drug dealing.
As officers approached the car, the people inside it started to act suspiciously, which prompted a search to be carried out of the vehicle.
Despite initially only uncovering a bundle of cash, multiple phones and deal bags, the police in attendance persevered with their search and eventually made a further discovery.
A large bag of cocaine and weighing scales were ultimately uncovered from within the vehicle.
At that point, two men aged 21 and 31, and a 21-year-old woman were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
PC Charles Hunter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the persistence shown by the officers who attended this incident, we were able to seize a large quantity of cocaine from inside a car.
“The search of the vehicle was also only carried out in the first place due to the response team being proactive and running it through the system when it aroused their suspicions.
“All in all, this was a great example of our officers following their instincts to get a positive result, while it also showcased the effectiveness of police patrols too.
“Three suspects have now been arrested in connection with this incident, but our inquiries are still ongoing so we’d ask anyone who has any information to call the police on 101, quoting incident 774 of 31 August 2023, or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”