A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for firearms offences after weapons were found in a shed during a drugs raid in Netherton.

Officers raided two homes in Spring Meadow Road in the early hours of Thursday, May 21.

Several prohibited items were found inside a shed at the back of the properties, including an electroshock weapon, knuckle dusters, a machete and pepper spray.

Stourbridge News: Police raided two addresses on Spring Meadow Road in NethertonPolice raided two addresses on Spring Meadow Road in Netherton

A large amount of cannabis was also found, and cash which police believe was generated by dealing illegal drugs was seized.

A man from Dudley was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and firearm offences.

He remains in police custody and is awaiting questioning.

Dudley neighbourhood policing manager, Inspector Pete Sandhu, said: "Warrants and arrests like this are made possible because of the excellent information we receive from the community as well as the incredible work of our intelligence teams.

“Piecing together existing intelligence we had about drug dealing in the Netherton area we were able to take action that has resulted in us securing a haul of vital evidence, weapons, drugs and a significant amount of cash.

Stourbridge News: A large quantity of cash was seizedA large quantity of cash was seized

“Without the support of the public it is difficult to get the intelligence we need to carry out targeted disruption of suspected criminals operating in our communities. But when people do speak up the results can be fantastic.”

Chief Inspector Philip Cape oversees officers who are tackling organised crime in the area.

He said: “We have intelligence teams who are gathering information around the clock and who are then feeding it into neighbourhood teams to execute warrants.

“Our disruption of suspected organised criminals will not stop and if you have information about drug dealing in your community then please get in touch.”