Police arrest man after finding ice cream tub full of cocaine during raid in Nottingham

Police have arrested a man after finding ice cream tub full of cocaine during raid in Nottinghamshire
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Police have found an ice cream tub full of cocaine after responding to concerns about drug dealing at a multi-occupancy property. Officers attended the address in London Road, Newark, at about 9.50am on Wednesday (29 November).

Officers searched a room in the home and inside the kitchen found the tub underneath a boarded-up area. Inside the container were golf ball-sized quantities of the Class A drug and a large amount of cash.

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Officers from the Newark Operation Reacher team also seized a small amount of cannabis and a set of scales on the ground outside of the property. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs and has been bailed while investigations continue.

Police Constable Richard Hodgman, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We take reports of drug dealing in the community with the utmost seriousness and quickly attended the scene. We then carried out a meticulous search of the property and we have been able to find and seize a large amount of Class A drugs which will now be destroyed.

“I would encourage people to continue to report drug activity in their neighbourhood to officers. We will always listen and take appropriate action. I am pleased we have arrested this suspect but our investigation remains ongoing into this incident. Anyone with any information should call police on 101."