Officers arrest man following successful stop check in Eastleigh
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Police officers who conducted a routine stop check on a vehicle have arrested a man in connection with drug and offensive weapon offences.
The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 9 March after officer spotted a man acting suspiciously near to a vehicle near Toynbee Road. Officers then spotted the vehicle a short while later and conducted a moving check on the vehicle – which showed no insurance.
The driver was pulled over and spoken to at the roadside – conducting a number of routine checks. A search of the vehicle by officers located a quantity of a Class B drug and an offensive weapon, which were seized as a result.
Officers then conducted a subsequent search of his home where they found and seized further quantities of Class B drugs and other drug-related paraphernalia.
A 59-year-old man from Eastleigh was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
He was released under investigation, pending further police enquiries.