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Clifton: Suspect charged after bags of drugs and baton found in flat

A suspect has been charged following the seizure of two bags filled with drugs and an extendable baton.

Officers made the discovery while attending a flat in Farnborough Road, Clifton, for an unrelated incident.

As they were leaving the premises at around 10.30am on Wednesday (22 November), police spotted two bags on the ground outside.

One contained significant quantities of cannabis, while the other was packed with dozens of zip-locked bags full of crack cocaine.

A search was also carried out of the apartment, which led to more Class A drugs and cannabis being discovered and seized, along with quantities of cash and a police-style friction lock baton.

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Under the Offensive Weapons Act, it is against UK law for anyone to keep this type of weapon in their home, place of work, or in another private place.

Raymond Porter, of Farnborough Road, Clifton, was subsequently charged with possessing with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

The 30-year-old suspect was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a private place and possessing criminal property.

Porter appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (24 November), where he was remanded in custody.

He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 22 December 2023.

Detective Sergeant Simon Carter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Drugs destroy lives and can really damage communities too, so we’re always pleased whenever we’re able to take these substances off our streets.

“In addition to seizing both Class A and Class B drugs, we were also able to recover an extendable baton from an address and ultimately bring a suspect before the courts, so this was a great job all round.

“It is important people realise that friction lock batons are among a number of weapons, including knuckledusters, samurai swords, and zombie knives, that are illegal to be kept in private, anywhere in the UK.”

A list of the weapons it is illegal to keep in a private place anywhere in the UK, under the Offensive Weapons Act, can be found at: Offensive Weapons Act (nbcc.police.uk)

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