Police stop car and discover £10k worth of drugs, chips… and a lamb
What on earth happened here?
Police officers had a surprise when they stopped a car on the motorway this week and discovered a live lamb inside, as well as £10,000-worth of drugs.
The tiny sheep was found in the car after officers stopped the vehicle on the M74 northbound.
As well as the livestock, police seized Class A drugs with a potential value of £10,000, including £7,000-worth of heroin and £3,000-worth of cocaine.
Police Scotland shared a photo of the scene, which showed the adorable lamb on the back seat alongside a bag of chips.
They said that the animal has now been taken in by a local farmer, and enquiries are ongoing to work out how it ended up in the car in the first place.
Officers added that police dog Billy was ‘instrumental’ in finding the drugs in the car.
Three people have since been arrested and charged with drugs offences.
On Twitter, Road Policing Scotland wrote: “Oh ewe! Officers from #GlasgowRP stopped this vehicle (not a Lamborghini!) on the #M74 J3 NB yesterday. In addition to this wee fella roughly £10k in Class A drugs were recovered with assistance from @PSOSDogs. Driver further arrested for failing the roadside swap for cocaine.
“The lamb has been taken in by a local farmer and enquiries are continuing to establish how the lamb ended up in the car. #PDBilly was instrumental in finding the drugs in this car. @psosdogs.”
Police Scotland added in a statement: “Officers in Glasgow have seized drugs with a potential value of £10,000 from a vehicle on the M74 northbound.
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“Around 6.10pm on Saturday, 22 April, 2023, officers stopped a car on the M74 northbound carriageway, near J3.
“The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested and a search of the car was carried out with assistance from the Dog Unit. PD Billy entered the car and indicated drugs were present.
“Officers recovered heroin, with an estimated street value of £7,000 and cocaine, worth an estimated value of £3,000.
“Two men, aged 52 and 53 and one woman, aged 38, were arrested and charged with drugs offences. They have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”
Featured image: Road Policing Scotland