Two arrested over suspected drug deal outside Dudley takeaway

Detectives are investigating a suspected daylight drug deal that was spotted by eagle-eyed officers outside a takeaway.

PCs Ross Evans and Stuart Lewis where on patrol when they spotted two men acting suspiciously outside a takeaway in Stourbridge Road, Dudley.

As they approached the black Volkswagen Passat a package was thrown out of window.

Both of the men inside the car were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and following a search of the vehicle they uncovered £530 along with mobile phones.

The 32-year-old driver of the Passat and his 38-year-old passenger remain on police bail while enquiries continue.

The package thrown from the car is currently being tested to see if it contains drugs.

PC Ross Evans, from Brierley Hill police station, said: "As police officers we’re trained to read body language and spot suspicious behaviour.

"While on targeted patrols we spotted the men at the side of the road speaking to another man through the passenger window of their vehicle.

"As we looked closer I could see that a package had been thrown out of the passenger window. This has been sent to analysis but it is believed to be heroin.

"Keeping drugs off our streets is a priority for us - we know how disruptive and far reaching the effects of drug use and supply can be in a community."

The man who was talking to the duo in the car was not arrested following the incident which took place last Tuesday at 11.30 am.

To report any suspicious activity, call police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.