WEAPONS have been found in two vehicles after they were stopped by police in East Lothian on Saturday.

A car was stopped on Musselburgh’s North High Street, where police found the driver only had a provisional licence.

A search of the vehicle revealed that both the driver and passenger were in possession of offensive weapons.

Both were arrested and charged with the offences.

Later that day, another vehicle was stopped in Haddington for a check.

Three male passengers were found in possession of drugs, with one also having a lock knife.

All three were arrested and charged and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell, Local Area Commander for East Lothian, said: “Violence and drug-related crime is a priority for police in East Lothian and we will robustly pursue anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a weapon or possess controlled drugs.

“My officers will continue to target those who are involved in the supply of controlled drugs and those who carry weapons to keep the county a safe place to live, work and visit.

“Carrying weapons or possessing drugs, whether in a car or out on the street, is an offence which we will not tolerate.”