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Aspley: Cocaine, cannabis and firearm discovered in police raid

Police have arrested a suspected drug dealer and weapon carrier who kept some of his stash in a sweet tin.

Officers carried out an early morning warrant at an address in Welstead Avenue in Aspley, Nottingham on Thursday 11 May.

Police smashed the door of the property just after 7 am and searched the two-bedroomed house.

A search of the property was conducted where cocaine and cannabis were recovered as well as a prohibited firearm.

In the kitchen fridge, officers recovered a black bin bag and two plastic tubs containing a large amount of cannabis.

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They also came across homemade cannabis vape oil as well as a quantity of white powder in deal bags believed to be cocaine.

Inside a DVD case was a quantity of cash including £50 and £20 notes. There was also a safe in one of the bedrooms where a number of high-value watches were seized including two Rolex watches.

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A prohibited firearm was also recovered, and two air rifles were also seized from the address.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and possession of a firearm.

Neighbourhood Inspector Gordon Fenwick, who covers the Aspley area, said: “Operation Reacher conducted an early morning warrant at the address supported by neighbourhood officers.

“This was a great result and shows our ongoing commitment to arrest those who peddle drugs and live off the proceeds of crime.

“Not only have we removed a significant amount of drugs and cash from the address as well as a dangerous firearm; we have also seized property we believe has been funded through crime.

“I hope this serves as a strong warning to others. If you think you can make money through crime, then think again. It is only a matter of time before we come knocking.”

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