Drugs and weapons found after search of car in Swindon

Officers have arrested two teenagers after drugs and weapons were found in the car they were travelling in on Thames Avenue near Greenmeadow, Swindon.

Around 12.30am today (Friday 4 August 2017) two Firearms Officers from Tri-Force stopped a car because one of its headlights was out.

The officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and evidence of drug paraphernalia. On searching the vehicle a large amount of cannabis, cash, two knives and an imitation firearm were discovered (pictures attached).

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PC Matt Herbert from Tri-Force Specialist Operations said: “The imitation firearm was very realistic.
“We will treat all firearms as real and loaded until proven otherwise; being in possession of anything that resembles a gun in a public place is both foolish, irresponsible and illegal.”
“The consequences of having such a weapon could have been much worse.”

An 17-year-old local male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs, possession of offensive weapons and an imitation firearm.

An 18-year-old local male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs.

Both are currently in custody at Gablecross Police Station.