Seatbelt stop sees two arrested after Class A drugs found in car - and driver runs off
Two people have been arrested after a quantity of Class A drugs were found in a car following a routine stop by police over someone not wearing a seatbelt.
Officers from Staffordshire Police Roads Policing Unit pulled over the car on Saturday evening on Wolverhampton Road in Penkridge, after someone in the car was seen not wearing a seatbelt.
When the vehicle stopped, the driver fled the car and ran away before officers could get to him, leaving two passengers.
Officers found a big stash of Class A drugs in the car and subsequently arrested the two passengers, with a search on to find the driver.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police Roads Policing Unit said on Twitter: "Another routine traffic stop in Penkridge for not wearing a seat belt.
"Driver gives it legs leaving his two passengers to explain the Big stash of Class A drugs in the car…how kind of him.
"Arrested and drugs off the street. More proactive policing by the RPU."