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Firearms and cannabis seized from Timaru property

Firearms and cannabis seized from Timaru property

Canterbury Police have seized drugs and firearms from a residential property located 300-400m from Timaru Central Police Station after executing a search warrant at around 9am this morning.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested says a cannabis grow consisting of 22 plants were located in a shed on the property. “Along with these plants Police also seized a large sack of dried cannabis and a firearm.”

A 38 year old Timaru man has been arrested and charged with cultivating cannabis and possession of cannabis for supply. He is due to appear in Timaru District Court at a later date.

“Police are committed to disrupting the supply of illegal drugs in Canterbury and stopping the crime this activity supports. Canterbury Police want everyone in our District to be safe and feel safe” explained Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Quested.

Anyone who has any information relating to drugs and drug supply in the Mid-South Canterbury area is asked to contact Timaru Police station on 03 687 9808.

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

If you, your friend or family member wants assistance with drug addiction contact the Canterbury Police Organised Crime Unit (03 363 7400) or the Drug and Alcohol Help Line by calling 0800 787 797, emailing ada@adanz.org.nz or visit their website www.adictionshelp.org.nz

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