Crime Stoppers

Methamphetamines and Firearms Seized – Alice Springs

Friday 22-Jan-2016 10:46

Alice Springs Detectives have charged a 34-year-old man with drug and firearm offences following a search warrant at his home yesterday.

Senior Constable Tim Healey said members from the Southern Tactical Investigation Squad and Cross Border Team in Alice Springs arrested the man about 1pm yesterday after they observed what they will allege was a drug transaction between the man and another.

“The 34-year-old was then surveyed getting into his vehicle and subsequently apprehended and searched. Detectives located methamphetamines, cannabis and other pharmaceutical drugs in his vehicle,” he said.

“A search warrant was issued and detectives searched his residence.

During the search Detectives located more methamphetamines, two .22 calibre rifles – one of which was sawn off – and a 12 gauge shotgun.”

“The two rifles were reported stolen during an unlawful entry on Elder St in October 2015,” Senior Constable Tim Healey said.

He was charged with:

  • Unlawfully supply cannabis to another
  • Possess methamphetamine
  • Possess thing – administer dangerous drug
  • Possess an unregistered firearm
  • Possess ammunition without permit/license.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear in the Alice Springs Court today.

“If you are intent on profiting from the sale of illicit drugs in the Northern Territory we intend to meet with you soon,” Senior Constable Tim Healey said.