Man arrested in Sutton after police discover crack cocaine haul in car

Police said drug dealing will not be tolerated in Ashfield after two hauls of Class A drugs were discovered in the area.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:57 pm

Police discovered a large amount of what is believed to be crack cocaine after pulling over a car in Sutton last night.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s armed response unit, in the area on a routine patrol, stopped and searched the vehicle in Hardwick Lane at around 8pm.

A 32 Year old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

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Crack cocaine haul discovered in car in Sutton.

Inspector Mark Dickson, district commander for Ashfield, said “This is yet another great example of the pro-active work officers from all departments of Nottinghamshire Police are doing to keep our communities safe.

“As I have said repeatedly, drug dealing will not be tolerated in Ashfield, or anywhere else in Nottinghamshire, and all our officers are committed to tackling the supply of drugs”.

A ‘significant quantity’ of Class A drugs were also recovered from a car in Baker Street, Hucknall, on Thursday afternoon (18 June). A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was released on bail.

Inspector Dave Mather from the Armed Response Unit said “Our officers were on a routine patrol in the area when they noticed this vehicle and became suspicious of it.

“As a result it was stopped, searched and the occupant arrested. Our team operates throughout Nottinghamshire to keep all communities safe and are committed to supporting Local Policing.”