Two men were arrested in the early hours of Friday (September 27) after patrol officers, dog section and the public combined to recover about 320 wraps of suspected cocaine.
A car was stopped in the early hours of the morning off Goldington Road, with two from three of the occupants running off from officers.
With local patrol officers initially losing sight of a man who had run off after discarding a bag, in which the drugs were later found, police dog Rebel and his handler PC Gray were called in to assist.
A passer-by stopped officers and told them she had seen a man running off near Newnham Avenue, so the dog unit went down to this area and a short while later Rebel tracked down a 17-year-old man hiding behind a 7ft wooden fence.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
A 23-year-old man was also arrested for the same offence.
This is the fourth time this week that Bedford-based officers have made successful arrests for possession with intent to supply drugs. Anyone with information about drugs or those who deal them can contact the non-emergency police 24 hour number 101.