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Driver tests positive for cannabis after being pulled on motorway

Posted on - 30th October, 2018 - 2:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads
The car pulled over by police this morning

A driver was arrested on the M61 this morning (October 30) after being pulled over by Lancashire Road Police.

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The incident was reported by police themselves at around 12.29am.

The vehicle was stopped using police tactics.

Several males were then detained by officers before the driver provided a positive drugs wipe for cannabis and was subsequently arrested.

One passenger in the vehicle was then found to be in possession of what police described as a “joint”.

The “joint”

A statement from Lancashire Road Police said: “Vehicle stopped on the M61 MOTORWAY using Police tactics.

“Several males detained and driver subsequently provided a positive drug wipe for CANNABIS and was arrested. Passenger found to be in possession of a cannabis “joint”.

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If a driver tests positive for having more than 2µg of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC (the active compound found in cannabis), per 100ml of blood, then this is considered a positive test, and is likely to lead to prosecution.

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