Police responding to a road traffic collision found drugs and a large zombie-style knife after smelling cannabis inside a damaged car.
Officers attended the incident on the A52 Clifton Boulevard at around 7.15pm yesterday (Friday) evening.
One of the two vehicles involved had collided with a crash barrier and had severe front-end damage.
As one of the officers on the scene tried to move the car he noticed a strong smell of cannabis and began a wider search of the vehicle.
A small quantity of cannabis was recovered inside and a large zombie knife was found in the boot.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article, possession cannabis and drug driving.
The investigation is ongoing.
Superintendent Suk Verma, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great example of a police officer literally following their nose to uncover a more serious crime. This vehicle contained not only illegal drugs, but also a potential deadly weapon that has now been taken off the streets for good.”
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 671 of 1st October 2021.