Three men arrested after police find paint gun, smoke grenade and knives in Penwortham

Three men were arrested after officers discovered drugs, knives and other items following a stop and search of a vehicle in Penwortham.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 9:48 am

Police pulled over a vehicle after spotting it only had one working headlight shortly after 9pm on Saturday, November 7.

Officers said there was a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the car when they approached, and when the driver got out of the vehicle they discovered a joint on the seat.

Upon further inspection, police found knives, a paint gun, a smoke grenade, cash, cannabis, a balaclava and other "prohibited articles".

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Police found knives, a paint gun, a smoke grenade, cash, cannabis, a balaclava and other "prohibited articles".

The driver and two passengers were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply, and the vehicle was seized.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Three males have been arrested in the Penwortham area on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply.

"The three males have been interviewed after being in custody all day. Searches have also been carried out at their home addresses.

"Forensic and digital enquiries are still ongoing."

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