Large quantity of drugs seized near M1 in Derbyshire

Three people have been arrested on the M1 in Derbyshire after a large quantity of drugs were seized from a car.

By Andrew Topping
Saturday, 9th February 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th February 2019, 4:17 pm

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit seized the drugs after it emerged that the driver was unable to drive the car in a straight line on the motorway stretch.

Police officers initially saw a small amount of drugs in the Ford vehicle, leading to the driver attempting a formal warning.

However officers then found a large quantity of drugs with an intent to supply, including more than 100 individual deals and bags filled with cannabis.

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The driver then tested positive for drug driving and the three people inside the car were arrested.

A spokesman for the unit said in a tweet: “That awkward moment when you try and get away with a formal warning for a bit of ‘personal use’ cannabis and then we find over 100 more deals.

“Three arrested, and stopped initially as unable to keep it in a straight line, positive drugs test.”