A suspected drug dealer fled from police leaving behind a trail of bank notes after a routine car stop, cops said.
Two officers were on patrol in in Top Valley in the early hours of Tuesday (May 2) when they were drawn to a grey Volkswagen Beetle at the Ridgeway which was driving over the 20mph speed limit.
As the vehicle came to a stop at Petersfield Close, a man was said to have fled the car and ran down a footpath. Then, as one of the officers pursued the man, bank notes began to fall from his pockets, Nottinghamshire Police said.
He was later arrested in a rear garden and searched before a bundle of white and brown wraps were recovered.
Officers also found some cannabis discarded in a garden and discovered a quantity of bank notes. A set of scales were also found in the vehicle.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: “A 37-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were arrested for drug offences. The 37-year-old man also tested positive for cocaine and was arrested for drug driving.”
Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Ferguson added: “This was a great result by two officers on a routine patrol in Top Valley. Heroin and crack cocaine can ruin lives and we will constantly pursue those who deal or bring these drugs into our city and county.”