Suspected cocaine found in Volkswagen outside Derbyshire McDonald's as driver handed Covid-19 fine

Suspected cocaine was found in a Volkswagen parked outside a McDonald’s in Derbyshire, after an alleged drugs drop off that also resulted in the driver being fined for breaching lockdown.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 9:06 am

Officers on patrol in Clay Cross on March 1 were drawn to a black moped which was allegedly seen to hand a ‘small package’ to the driver of a Volkswagen just outside McDonald’s on Derby Road.

In a tweet, police said: “Unfortunately the rider of the bike decided he didn’t want to speak to us.”

But two small packages which are suspected to contain cocaine have been seized from the vehicle and the Volkswagen driver who had ‘an expensive night’ according to officers was also issued with a fine for breaching Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

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Officers seized two suspected packages of cocaine from a Volkswagen outside McDonald's in Clay Cross last night (March 1).
Officers seized two suspected packages of cocaine from a Volkswagen outside McDonald's in Clay Cross last night (March 1).

The motorist was dealt with for possession of Class A drugs and police enquiries remain ongoing.

On Facebook, one resident commented: “Thank you for trying to make the streets safe again for the rest of us.”

Police also issued the driver with a fine for breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

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