COPS swooped on a VW car last night and made an arrest when they found drugs, weapons and cash in the vehicle on the A4.

A man was arrested at the scene near Corsham during a major police operation on Monday, May 20.

Officers had been carrying out targeted patrols in the Westmead Lane area of Chippenham following concerns from local people about drug dealing in the area.

At around 9pm last night plain clothes officers spotted suspicious activity and followed a vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Passat, out of the town along the A4 towards Corsham.

They then pulled the car over, just past the Chequers roundabout, and searched the driver and the vehicle.

They seized a large quantity of cash, a mobile telephone and 45 clear snap bags containing white powder, believed to be Class A drugs.

The driver, a 31-year-old man from Bath, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and is currently in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Officers then visited an address in Corston, Bath, and seized a large quantity of white powder, believed to be Class A drugs, drugs paraphernalia, a Taser, a knife, a knuckle duster, and another vehicle - a silver Mercedes.

PC James Isaac, from the Community Tasking Team, said: "This arrest and the seizure of a significant quantity of items believed to be related to the supply of Class A drugs, has directly come from intelligence from the local community.

"We are constantly asking the public to help us by telling us about their concerns and suspicions relating to drug dealing, and this case proves that we will take action.

"If the local community works with us then we can target those who deal illegal drugs, and help tackle the knock-on impact that this type of criminality has on the people of Wiltshire."

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