Men arrested for drug offenses after driving “erratically” on the A26 Brighton News

TWO young men were arrested for drug offenses after they were seen driving “erratically” on motorcycles.

Officers from the Sussex Roads Police Unit were starting their first day of a motorcycle training course when they saw the men driving along the A26 at the Cuilfail Tunnel in Lewes shortly after noon on Monday.

A runner attempted to overtake inside the tunnel.

The two men were then arrested at the northern entrance to the tunnel.

Officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis and when one of the men was questioned, a small bag of cannabis fell from his pocket.

Both men were told they were to be detained under the Drug Abuse Act, in which case the other suspect attempted to flee from the scene.

He ran towards the roundabout at the junction with the A2029 Malling Street but was chased and overtaken by PC Lee Perks and Steve Bucksey on foot.

The 21-year-old man from Seaford was found in possession of cannabis and suspected cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy) pills.

He was also found in possession of drug trafficking bags, a large sum of money and a knife.

He was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, possession of drugs with the intention of supplying drugs and possession of a bladed article.

A new search was carried out at his home, in which officers seized a cell phone and a suspected offensive weapon, namely a stun gun.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man from Newhaven has been arrested on suspicion of driving and possessing drugs with the intent to provide them.

Both men failed roadside drug tests and were taken into custody.

They were questioned and have since been released under investigation.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-16 11:15:27

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