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£300K drugs found in Plymouth garden shed

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Image caption Police called the discovery "excellent police work and a significant find"

Police stumbled on a £300,000 hoard of suspected heroin and crack cocaine when they checked a garden shed.

Officers went to the house in Pike Road, Plymouth, looking for a man suspected of breaching a court order.

But when a community support officer looked inside the unlocked shed she found about three kilos of the Class A drugs in sealed packages.

A police spokesman described it as "a significant find." Police said they are still looking for a suspect.

The spokesman added: "At this stage we believe we have taken a very large amount of suspected Class A drugs off the streets of Plymouth.

"The substances will need to be forensically examined but if found to be Class A drugs we will have discovered heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of around £300,000."

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