A cat has apparently found and brought home a bag of what are suspected to be class A drugs.
The moggie’s owner, from St Pauls in Bristol, found the pet “curled up” next to the bag on Monday morning, meaning it acquired the drugs while out roaming on Sunday night, probably leaving a dealer out of pocket.
A picture published by Avon and Somerset Police shows dozens of wraps of white and lilac-coloured powder inside a carrier bag.
The feline had apparently slept alongside the illegal substances in its bed.
The wraps appear to be crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of hundreds of pounds, reports Bristol Live.
A police spokesman said the contents of the bag have yet to be analysed, but it is suspected to be class A drugs.
Avon and Somerset Police tweeted the picture with the caption: “Forget police dogs, we should start training up cats. Apparently the owner found this in the cat’s bed, with the feline curled up next to it!”
Ashley Police also tweeted the picture, saying: “Look what the cat dragged in. Great result in St Paul’s when a resident’s cat brought this in during the night! The owner got a bit of a shock but called us straight away!”
The Avon and Somerset force says it is not releasing any information about the cat or its owner because it has to be “mindful of their safety”.
No arrests have been made in connection with the find.