A knife found in a car during a routine stop-check has resulted in officers locating a cannabis cultivation in Ramsgate.

During the morning of Monday 15 May 2023, officers from Kent Police’s Thanet Community Policing Team saw and approached a parked vehicle in Argyll Drive believed to be involved in drug-dealing.

The vehicle was searched, resulting in the recovery of a locking knife from the glovebox. The driver was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife.

Cultivation: some of the plants found

Further searches were then carried out at a property in the town, where officers found a cannabis cultivation. A second floor of the property also had more cultivation equipment set up. More than 35 mature plants were seized by officers and cultivation equipment was dismantled and taken away.

Zombie knives

A collection of prohibited bladed weapons was also found and seized during the search, including two zombie knives.

The 33-year-old man from Ramsgate was further arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possession of an offensive weapon. He was released on bail until 12 August while enquiries continue.

By Ed

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