Man arrested after carrying Class B drugs and an offensive weapon
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We have arrested a man and seized a wooden baton after police uncovered Class B drugs and a weapon in St Helens.
At around 4.10pm yesterday (Monday 4 October) police stopped a silver-coloured Audi on Blackbrook Road with four people inside after noticing a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.
Police searched the vehicle and found a wooden baton with metal links wrapped around it, drugs paraphernalia and a quantity of white powder suspected to be another Class B drug.
A 40-year-old man from Whiston was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a controlled drug and drug driving.
The man was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has since been released under investigation.
Inspector Rob Budden from St Helens Targeted Team said: “Thanks to the swift action of our officers who stopped this car, a dangerous weapon that could have seriously injured someone and two types of Class B drugs that could have affected the lives of others in our communities have been taken off our streets.
“The arrest shows that we will not allow such weapons or drugs that threaten the safety of others on our streets and target those who carry them.
“Please contact us if you think someone could be using weapons or supplying drugs near where you live so we can continue to take similar action and stop the spread of illegal drugs that could endanger lives in your area.”
If you suspect that drugs are being stored or supplied in your community, pass information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.