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Friday, 06 March 2015

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Drugs worth £300,000 seized from car near Carlisle

Drugs worth £300,000 were seized from a car on the M6 near Carlisle on Friday night.

It was one of two separate drug incidents on the motorway this weekend.

The first saw amphetamine with a street value of £300,000 seized from a vehicle which was stopped by police near junction 44, north of Carlisle.

Stephen Michael Pirolli, 46, from London, has been charged in connection with the alleged supply of drugs. He is due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates' Court today.

And three men were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply after their car was stopped and searched.

It happened near junction 44 of the M6, just outside the city, on Saturday morning. Police found what is believed to be cannabis, along with some white powder.

The trio, from Merseyside, were arrested and have been bailed while inquiries continue.

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