Community & Business

15 March, 2023

Weapons, drugs charges

A CACHE of weapons and drugs have been allegedly discovered at a Millstream property, leading to a slew of charges being laid against a 34-year-old Gordonvale man.

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The discovery in late February came after officers patrolling Gilles Range Road at Barrine observed a motorcycle allegedly driving at 130km/h in a 100km/h zone. The officer attempted to intercept the rider, who allegedly failed to stop for police.

Extensive investigations led police to a property at Millstream, where a search warrant was executed.

Four handguns, seven rifles along with multiple knives and other weapons were located and seized. It will be alleged two of the firearms were loaded and not secured.

It will be further alleged a motorbike, a quantity of methylamphetamine, cannabis including plants and drug utensils were located.

A 34-year-old Gordonvale man was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of weapons, three counts of possessing utensils, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, one count each of unlawful possession of weapons, failing to secure the weapons and ammunition, and several traffic charges.

A 61-year-old Millstream woman was also charged with one count each of possess dangerous drugs and producing dangerous drugs.

Both the man and woman are expected to appear before Atherton Magistrates Court on 21 March.


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