Donna Connellan was horrified to make the discovery after her Vauxhall Zafira had been worked on at Evans Halshaw in the city’s Clifton Boulevard.
She told the Nottingham Post: ‘When I got the car back I just went to check everything was okay. I noticed a cigarette on the driver’s seat. I don’t smoke so at first I thought it was a normal roll-up cigarette.’
Mrs Connellan showed the cigarette to her husband, Gary, and they quickly worked out that it was in fact a cannabis joint.
The mum-of-two told the Post: ‘We contacted the garage to tell them what had happened. I just felt really let down. It’s disgusting.’
A spokesman for Evans Halshaw said the company had apologised to Mrs Connellan and that an internal investigation had resulted in disciplinary action being taken.
He told the newspaper: ‘We have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that we do not have a repeat of this regrettable individual error.’
Car Dealer contacted Evans Halshaw today but no-one was prepared to make a comment.