Cannabis found at house after men flee from police

Two men were arrested for drugs offences after fleeing from police and crashing their car into a fence in Mangrove Road on Wednesday (July 24).

By The Newsroom
Friday, 26th July 2013, 10:54 am

Officers had tried to speak to the men during a routine stop in Garretts Mead, Stopsley at about 7pm but they sped away.

The men, both 23, were unhurt after the crash and a search of their car revealed what is thought to be cannabis.

A search of a property in Linden Close, Dunstable, revealed plants, thought to be cannabis, being cultivated.

The men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and were later released on bail.

Speaking after the arrests, PC Cheryldeen Liversidge said: “The two men have been released on police bail pending further investigation and a forensic examination of the substance and plants found.

“People who deal and take illegal drugs can also often make the lives of residents in our county a misery. Those who use illegal drugs often commit burglaries and robberies to fund their habit. Removing illegal drug suppliers from our streets will help achieve our aim of reducing crime and protecting the public and I would urge anyone who has information relating to those who deal in drugs to contact the police and help in the crackdown against criminals.”

Anyone with information relating to criminals in their area can contact Bedfordshire Police on 101, in confidence, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.