Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s specialist knife crime team stopped the car on Baker Street shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday June 18.
Inside they found a substantial quantity of cocaine and amphetamines. A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has since been released on bail.
More drugs were found during a subsequent search of a property in Canal Street, Nottingham.
Inspector Mark Dickson, responsible for neighbourhood policing in the Ashfield district, said: “We’d arranged for colleagues from knife crime team to support out local neighbourhood officers with some proactive stop and search activities – part of an ongoing commitment to disrupt people who are frequently involved in criminality.
“On this occasion the team pulled over a suspicious vehicle and got more than they bargained for, because this routine stop led to the discovery of a very large quantity of drugs.
“Drugs ruin lives and damage our communities. That’s why tackling their production and distribution remains one of our key policing priorities.
“Proactive, intelligence led police raids on domestic and commercial property remain part of our community policing, but, as this case demonstrates, there really are no safe spaces for people to store and distribute drugs.”
Sergeant Steven King of the Knife Crime Team said “Our team are committed to making the streets of Nottinghamshire safer for all. This incident was the result of excellent work by one of our patrols and has taken a large amount of drugs off the street”.