Man arrested after drugs found at a South Tyneside property following police firearms tip off.

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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.