A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of drugs after a police search of a property was sparked over allegations of a man with a firearm.
Officers were called to an address in Lawe Road, South Shields at 7.50am, today.
A caller had contacted police to say there was a firearm at the property.
A search by police was sparked, but no weapons were found.
However, an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a Class A drug.
He is currently helping police with inquiries.