Officers intercepted a vehicle travelling towards Finch Hatton at well over the 100km/h speed limit and as a result of that intercept and a conversation with the 24-year-old driver police located and seized a number of drug utensils, cannabis seeds, a unregistered semi-automatic rifle, silencer that had been made to fit the rifle, over 200 rounds of ammunition and two 15 round magazines.
Officers intercepted a vehicle travelling towards Finch Hatton at well over the 100km/h speed limit and as a result of that intercept and a conversation with the 24-year-old driver police located and seized a number of drug utensils, cannabis seeds, a unregistered semi-automatic rifle, silencer that had been made to fit the rifle, over 200 rounds of ammunition and two 15 round magazines. Contributed

Rifle, drugs and more than 200 rounds of ammo seized

POLICE officers were kept busy at the weekend as drugs and weapons were uncovered in Finch Hatton.

On Sunday officers stopped a vehicle travelling towards Finch Hatton well over the 100kmh speed limit.

As a result of that intercept and a 24-year-old driver police located and seized a number of drug utensils, marijuana seeds, a unregistered semi-automatic rifle, silencer that had been made to fit the rifle, more than 200 rounds of ammunition and two 15 round magazines.

The man will face Mackay Magistrates Court on weapons and drugs charges in the near future.

On Saturday, Finch Hatton officers intercepted a vehicle travelling towards Pinnacle, and a 19-year-old man was issued with a notice to appear regarding possession of a dangerous drug.

Meanwhile on Friday evening, a 55-year-old Kuttabul man was charged high range drink driving. Police will allege that he returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.164%, more than three times the limit.

Finch Hatton police said if anyone had knowledge of people using, supplying or producing drugs or have knowledge of illegal weapons in our community, tell police as a matter of urgency.

Police rely on information from the public to enable them to follow up with investigations into these types of offences.

You can supply the information anonymously by phoning Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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