Stroud man charged with firearm and drug offences

A man has been charged with firearm and drug offences in Gloucestershire.

The 19-year-old was arrested on Tuesday in Stroud as part of Operation Avenger, tackling gang-related crime.

He was charged with possession of an imitation firearm and possession of a class B and class C drug.

He is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court later. Gloucestershire Police said the operation had so far led to 17 arrests for a variety of offences.

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