Proactive stop and searches help prevent and detect crime.

A police stop-search led to the discovery of around 150 wraps of heroin hidden inside a suspect’s underpants.

County knife crime team officers were out on patrol in Sutton-in-Ashfield when they spotted a potential drug deal take place.

Cops then followed the suspect’s car to Stoneyford Road, where they sprang into action and brought the vehicle to a stop.

Following the stop at around midday on Tuesday officers searched the driver, with Class A drugs and cash found in his possession.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and brought into custody.

Once there, a further search then led to the discovery of more wraps of heroin hidden inside his underpants.

Sergeant Jonny Groves, of the county knife crime team, said: “Our team is deployed…not just with the purpose of targeting knives and other weapons but also identifying other offences like drug-related crime too.

“This is another great example of how effective use of this police power can remove large quantities of Class A drugs from the streets of Nottinghamshire.”