A LARGE amount of suspected cocaine has been taken off the streets, after police arrested a man for intending to supply class A drugs near Northallerton.

At about 2.30pm on Tuesday, August 6, officers from North Yorkshire Police stopped a car on the A19 at Osmotherley.

The vehicle was searched, and a large amount of suspected cocaine was found inside.

The only occupant, a 43-year-old man from the Cleveland area, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Tackling drug dealing is a priority for North Yorkshire Police. We urge members of the public to report information about suspected drug dealing in their communities, either to us, or if you prefer to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers.

"No matter how seemingly small or insignificant you believe that piece of information is, it could be a crucial part of a bigger picture and will help inform the action we take."

  • Call North Yorkshire Police on 101 to report suspicious activity, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org