Haydock man arrested after drugs, weapons and cash seized

Police arrested a man and seized cannabis, cash and weapons at an address in Haydock on Friday (July 30).

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 2:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 2:40 pm
Weapons seized in Haydock

At around 10.55pm police on patrol received a report of a strong smell of cannabis at an address on Clipsey Lane.

Officers spoke to a male at the address who stated that he had recently smoked cannabis.

Following a search of the property officers recovered a large amount of cannabis and a significant amount of cash.

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An axe and another weapon, believed to be an airsoft rifle, were also recovered at the address.

A 42-year-old man from Haydock was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Inspector Rob Budden said: “This arrest is a great example of our officers responding quickly to community concerns about drug dealing.

“Thankfully, this incident has also seen a significant quantity of Class B drugs be prevented from reaching our communities. No criminal should profit from the misery drugs bring while our wider law abiding communities work hard to earn an honest living.

“If you have any concerns about any weapons, drugs and other illegal items being stored, carried or used in your community, please come forward directly or anonymously and we will take action.