More than two dozens bags of cocaine seized from car in County Durham

The drugs seized this morning
The drugs seized this morning
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Police seized more than two dozens bags of cocaine from a car near Durham this morning.

Durham Constabulary received reports a man was on his way to pick up a large quantity of class A drugs in a black Rover Freelander 4x4.

The torch taser found at an address in Esh Winning

The torch taser found at an address in Esh Winning

Officers from the Road Policing Unit located the suspect vehicle shortly after 2am, travelling at speed from Ushaw Moor to New Brancepeth.

They followed the car and brought it to a safe stop in Brandon, at the top of Sawmills Lane.

The driver was searched and found to have more than two dozen bags of cocaine on him, ready for dealing, as well as several mobile phones and £400 cash.

A search was also carried out of his home in Esh Winning and more phones were seized - making eight in total - along with 1,000 clear plastic bags similar to the ones found on him at the roadside.

The taser disguised as a torch

The taser disguised as a torch

Police also recovered a Taser device disguised as a torch from the house.

The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply class A drugs and is currently in custody at Durham, where he will be questioned later today.

He was also arrested for driving while unfit through drink or drugs, after failing a roadside drugs test.