Men arrested for possession of crack cocaine and a knife in Rugby after police spot a drug deal

The arrests were made on Tuesday, April 20

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:42 am
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A man from Northampton and a man from Rugby have been arrested for drugs offences and weapon possession after plain-clothed officers spotted a drug deal in the town.

An 18-year-old man from Northampton was arrested on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of a knife.

He has been bailed until next month while enquiries continue.

A 34-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The men were arrested by plain clothed officers from Rugby Proactive CID after they spotted a suspected drug deal in Reservoir Road on Tuesday (20 April).

Officers seized suspected crack cocaine and a large machete.

Detective Constable Tom Quinlan from Rugby Proactive CID: "We are working hard to tackle drug dealing in Rugby. These arrests are part of our efforts to stop the supply of drugs and the violent crime associated with it."

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 197 of 20 April 2021.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.