Man, 66, arrested after cocaine worth up to £5.5k found in car

The vehicle was searched in Barbara Stradbroke Avenue in Newmarket Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The vehicle was searched in Barbara Stradbroke Avenue in Newmarket Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A 66-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs after police discovered two ounces of cocaine during a vehicle search in Newmarket.

Officers found the Class A drugs, worth between £2,000 and £5,500, after stopping a silver Peugeot 206 in Barbara Stradbroke Avenue on Friday, February 22.

A 66-year-old man was initially searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and found to be in possession of a small quantity of cocaine.

Then, following a detailed search of the vehicle he was driving, a further two ounces of cocaine were discovered, estimated to be worth in the region of £2,000 to £5,500.

The man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the possession and supply of Class A drugs, and on suspicion of drug driving.

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He was taken to Bury St Edmunds for questioning and subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “The supply and dealing of illegal drugs will not be tolerated and residents can be reassured that any information passed to police will be acted on.

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“Anyone concerned about drug related activity in their neighbourhood should contact police on 101, or you can provide any information anonymously by calling the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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