Man arrested after 'nasty-looking' hammer-knife found in Telford car linked to drug dealing
A man in his 20s was arrested after a 'nasty looking' hammer-knife was found near a Telford retail park in a car linked to drug dealing.
Officers from West Mercia Police's Local Policing Priority Team (LPPT) North followed a vehicle off the M54 near to the Bridge Retail Park at about 2.30pm yesterday.
Police said the car was known to be linked with drug dealing and was stopped before a search was conducted and the weapon was found beside the steering wheel.
The driver, a man in his early 20s, tested positive for cannabis on a roadside drug swab and was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and drug driving.
The force confirmed he has been released pending investigation and a passenger in the car, another man in his early 20s, was released with no further action.
LPPT North tweeted: "On the way back to the station yesterday evening, a vehicle spotted in front of us in Telford with a marker on linking it to drugs.
"Vehicle stopped and searched, this nasty looking item found next to the steering wheel. Also tested positive for cannabis."
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