Police investigate suspected drug offences

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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of committing drug offences after officers stopped two cars in Somercotes.

A PC and a Special Constable were patrolling the town in a car during the early hours of Sunday, April 22, when they saw a Vauxhall Tigra turn into the car park at Nottingham Road and pull up alongside a Fiat Punto.

The officers decided to investigate and searched the people in both cars. A 32-year-old Alfreton man, a 40-year-old Codnor man and a 25-year-old Heanor woman inside the Tigra were searched.

The 32-year-old was allegedly found in possession of several bags of white powder. A bag of powder was also allegedly found in the rear footwell.

A bag of white powder was also allegedly found on the ground near to the Punto. The three people from the Tigra and a 39-year-old Selston man driving the Punto were all arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and for possession of drugs with the intent to supply.

They have all been released on bail pending further inquiries and while the powder is analysed.

Anyone with information about drugs in their community can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.