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A man has been charged with production of cannabis and possession of a weapon, following an incident in Newport.
Armed police were called to Ridgeway Drive on Tuesday morning.
Gwent Police say the 34 year old has been charged with three counts of being concerned in the production of cannabis, possession of section five prohibited weapon and making a false written statement to police.
Gwent Police has confirmed that an object discovered this morning during a search of a property in Ridgeway Drive, Newport, is not an explosive device. Bomb disposal experts were called to the road at around 2pm this afternoon.
Bomb squad officers are currently dealing with a suspected explosive device at an address in Newport.
Police were called to Ridgeway Drive at around 11.45am. Gwent Police say "an object that looked like an explosive device" was discovered during a search of the property.
A cordon was put in place as a precaution and members of the Explosive Ordnance Division arrived at around 2pm and are still on the scene.
A 34-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and production of cannabis.