Drugs and weapons seized in Rockingham

Sound Telegraph

A Leda man is facing serious drugs and weapons charges after he was stopped by police overnight.

Police say the 34-year-old was travelling along Ennis Avenue in Rockingham in a blue Holden Rodeo Utility when he was intercepted by traffic enforcement officers.

A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a .22 sawn-off rifle under the driver’s seat along with a spent .22 shell casing.

A further search of the vehicle by Rockingham detectives allegedly revealed .22 ammunition and a double-barrel shotgun.

Police say the man declared an amount of cash and methamphetamine to officers.

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He has been charged with two counts of possessing unlicensed ammunition/firearm, one count of possessing a firearm in circumstances of aggravation, possessing an unlicensed firearm in the presence of cash/drugs and possessing a prohibited drug (methamphetamine).

He is due to appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

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