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Nottinghamshire Police find cocaine in ice cream tub and arrest man during raid at property on London Road, Newark

A man has been arrested after police found an ice cream tub full of cocaine while responding to concerns about drug dealing at a multi-occupancy property.

Officers attended the address in London Road, Newark, at around 9.50am on Wednesday, November 29.

They carried out a search of a room within the property and inside the kitchen found the tub underneath a boarded up area.

Newark Operation Reacher found cocaine, cannabis and cash at the property.
Newark Operation Reacher found cocaine, cannabis and cash at the property.

Inside the container were golf ball-sized quantities of the Class A drug and a large amount of cash.

Officers from the Newark Operation Reacher 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, quoting incident number 175 of November 29, 2023, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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