York suspect found ‘with 800g of cocaine in supermarket carrier bag’
Police have arrested two people after seizing large quantities of cocaine in York.
Officers on patrol in Clifton spotted a Seat Ibiza car in suspicious circumstances at 2pm yesterday (Tuesday).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “One passenger got out carrying a supermarket carrier bag.
“The officers followed and detained him, and located a large quantity of suspected cocaine – about 800g – in the bag, which had been abandoned nearby.
“Another suspect, a teenage boy, was also located in the area. He was stopped and searched, and found to be carrying suspected Class A drugs.”
The Seat car drove off but was found abandoned nearby a short time later. It was recovered for further searches and forensic examination.
Following the arrests, police raided nearby addresses linked to the suspects. More drugs and an illegal so-called ‘zombie knife’ were found and seized.
The passenger who got out of the car, a 29-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession of a Class B drug, and possessing a prohibited weapon.
The teenager found nearby was arrested on suspicion of possession, and being concerned in the supply, of Class A drugs.
Both were interviewed in custody, and have been released under investigation while enquiries into their activities continue.