Three women in police custody after 'suspected cannabis' and cash discovered in Hartlepool vehicle search

Suspected cannabis, drugs paraphernalia and cash were recovered after Cleveland Police officers searched a vehicle in Hartlepool.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 4:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:21 am

Three women, aged 19, 19 and 20 years old, have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs following the search, which took place on Sunday, November 17 at 9.30pm.

As of Monday, November 18, all three women remain in police custody.

Officers searched the vehicle in the town after smelling cannabis whilst speaking to the occupants, and recovered a quantity of suspected cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

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Three people remain in the custody of Cleveland Police.

Hundreds of pounds in cash was also seized.

The recovery led police to search an address on Lightfoot Crescent, Hartlepool, where further suspected cannabis was recovered.

Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at