Norfolk police warning to drivers after patrols lead to drug arrests

PUBLISHED: 16:26 09 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:26 09 April 2014

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs following police patrols on Norfolk’s streets in the early hours.
And police have warned drivers that they could be next to have their vehicles checked for drugs.

Officers on patrol stopped a car in The Street, Felthorpe, near Horsford, at 12.20am on Saturday morning.

Police searched the car and discovered a bag of cannabis. The driver was arrested on suspicion of cannabis possession, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and driving while unfit through drugs.

The 20-year-old man was taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was released on bail while enquiries continue until May.

And at about 12.25am the on Sunday, police found drugs and cash in a car which they stopped in Chestnut Avenue, Spixworth.

The vehicle was seized and the driver arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine - a Class A drug.

The 22-year-old was questioned by officers at Aylsham and released on bail while the investigation continues until May.

Local policing commander, Inspector Graham Dalton, said: “Illegal drug activity and associated crime and anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental impact on communities.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and our targeted patrols will continue.”

Anyone concerned about illegal drug activity can contact their local policing team by calling 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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