A man has been convicted of a knife offence after he was found in possession of a weapon in Milton Keynes.
Oluwadamilare Aremu, aged 18, of Burnmoor Close, Bletchley, was found guilty on Thursday (7/7) at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court of one count of possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place after a stop and search conducted by officers in Serpentine Court, Bletchley, on Wednesday evening (6/7).
Aremu was in the front passenger seat of a vehicle and following a search, officers from the Roads Policing and Armed Response units located a military style ‘rambo’ knife in Aremu’s waistband, along with quantities of cannabis and cocaine.
Aremu was arrested at the scene on Wednesday and charged on Thursday.
Appearing at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on the same day, Aremu was convicted of possessing a knife blade, plus a count each of possession of class A and class B drugs, namely cocaine and cannabis.
Investigating officer PC Mark Pugsley, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “As a result of Operation Deter, we have secured a conviction of Aremu, who was in possession of a dangerous weapon.
“Our swift actions put Aremu before the courts within one day of being found in possession of a knife, and he has now been convicted of the offence.
“Operation Deter is a new operation that will robustly target those who seek to carry knives in our communities.
“We will work tirelessly to take these knives off the streets and put offenders before the courts where they belong.”
Aremu will next appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on 4 August.