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Arrests following search warrants, Nelson area

"Arrests following search warrants, Nelson area"

Four men have been arrested and are now facing a number of drugs related charges following eight search warrants carried out across the Nelson area today.

A 34-year-old man is facing around 40 drugs related charges including supplying Class A drugs.

He appeared in Nelson District Court today and has been remanded on bail.

Two men, aged 34 and 53, will be summoned to appear in Nelson District Court on charges related to unlawful possession or cultivation of cannabis.

A 48-year-old man will be summoned to appear in Nelson District Court on unlawful possession of firearms related charges.

The search warrants were carried out at residential and rural addresses in Nelson, Richmond and Upper Moutere as far as Takaka Hill.

Class A drugs including methamphetamine and LSD, a sawn off shot gun, taser, cannabis and firearms have been seized.

Acting Nelson Bays Area Commander Detective Inspector Paul Borrell says the focus of the operation was local people, some with affiliation to criminal gangs, who are involved in drug dealing.

“We are absolutely committed to exposing and apprehending those in our communities who choose to deal harmful drugs, especially those supplying to our young people.”

“The significant physical and social carnage that many of these drugs cause to our communities, especially methamphetamine, is unacceptable.
We are committed to lessening that harm and holding those responsible to account.”

Police are always keen to speak with members of our communities who may wish to confidentially pass on information relating to the dealing of unlawful drugs and can call us direct on (03) 546 3840.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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