Rockingham raid unearths weapons, drugs
A Leda man was arrested last week after a search of his car, with police claiming he had weapons, drugs and more than $27,000 in cash in his possession.
Traffic enforcement officers stopped a blue Holden Rodeo on Ennis Avenue in Rockingham about 8pm on Thursday night.
A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a .22 sawn off rifle and a spent .22 casing underneath the driver’s seat.
Police say Rockingham Detectives were asked to attend the scene and a further search resulted in a double-barrel shotgun and .22 ammunition being located.
The man is also alleged to have had more than $27,000 in the car and a quantity of methamphetamine.
Rick Jarad Den Ridder appeared in Rockingham Magistrates Court on Friday. He was remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on June 12.
The 34-year-old faces five charges including possession of a firearm in circumstances of aggravation, possession of an unlicensed firearm carried with drugs and cash, and possession of a prohibited drug.
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