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Officers uncover drugs hidden in a tree

Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police have discovered more than a hundred wraps of Class A drugs hidden in the truck of a tree.

A PCSO was making a regular patrol around the Penhill/Pinehurst area of Swindon when he spotted a man acting suspiciously.

The 34-year-old was searched and did not have any drugs in his possession.

But when the officer searched the area he found around 150 wraps of the Class A drug.

Credit: Wiltshire Police

The find follows a similar incident in February when the same PCSO was patrolling Venney Woods and noticed two men acting suspiciously, using sticks to dig up the ground near some lamp posts and trees.

The men were stopped and the officer continued to search the area, where, he uncovered a clingfilm wrap found to contain 40 wraps of cocaine.

This is a good find, that's a large amount of Class A drugs now off the streets of Swindon, which is only good news.

Our investigations are still on-going and we are appealing for witnesses

– Inspector Martyn Sweett

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