WEAPONS and drugs have been found as part of an operation at HMP Hewell to crack down on drug gangs coming in to Redditch and Bromsgrove.

The recent operation, involving officers from Redditch, uncovered drugs and a large knife.

Two people were arrested for class A drugs supply and having a bladed article.

Three cars were also seized for having no insurance/incorrect licence.

The operation, carried out earlier this week, was part of the county lines initiative, trying to fight drug gangs from big cities who are expanding their operations to smaller towns, often using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs.