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‘Laughing gas’ haul and knife seized from car by police on patrol in Carlton


A knife and several large bottles of nitrous oxide have been seized by police in Carlton.

Officers were out on patrol in the area at around 1.45am on Sunday (June 30) when they noticed a parked car in Coningswath Road.

After seeing the vehicle’s windows were steamed up from the inside, they opened the door and were greeted by the smell of cannabis.

The response officers then searched the car and immediately found multiple bottles of so-called ‘laughing gas’ inside it.

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The car was spotted parked up on Coningswath Road in Carlton (image courtesy of Google)

As this was taking place, one of the car’s occupants tried to run away but was quickly stopped and a burner-style phone was retrieved.

Further searches of the car then also led to a lock knife being discovered, along with a small quantity of cannabis and balloons.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, were both arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply nitrous oxide, possessing a knife in public, and possessing Class B drugs.

Chief Inspector Paul Hennessy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great piece of police work from our response officers who were on the scene that morning.

“After spotting a parked car that didn’t seem right during one of their patrols, the team moved in to investigate.

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“By listening to their instincts, these officers were able to seize large quantities of nitrous oxide, while also taking a knife off the streets in the process.

“This double arrest represented a great example of exactly why we carry out the patrols we do.”  

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