Arrests in drug probe.
THREE people have been arrested for drug dealing after police swooped on a pub car park in Sunderland Sunderland, city (1991 pop. 195,064) and metropolitan district, NE England, at the mouth of the Wear River. The city was established as a shipbuilding center and a coal-shipping port in the 14th cent; shipbuilding ended in the 1980s, and coal mining in the 1990s. .
The move came after police received information that a man was selling drugs out of a car boot in Doxford Park.
Officers recovered more than 2,000 blue tablets, believed to be valium Valium
Trademark for a preparation of diazepam. A tranquillizing drug used to treat anxiety and tension states and as an aid in sedation, first introduced in 1963, it belongs to the group of chemically related compounds called benzodiazepines, the first of which was , and 18 wraps of a drug believed to be cocaine cocaine (kōkān`, kō`kān), alkaloid drug derived from the leaves of the coca shrub. A commonly abused illegal drug, cocaine has limited medical uses, most often in surgical applications that take advantage of the fact that, in .
Subsequent searches of three houses found more cocaine, blue tablets and white tablets, and nearly pounds 4,000 in cash.
A 38-year-old man, from Sunderland, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
A 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.