One person has appeared in court and two others have been summonsed on a range of charges after a dugs-related search warrant was conducted in Cambridge.
After receiving information from members of the public, police executed a search warrant on a Williamson St house on Monday, March 27.
With the assistance of a specialist police dog, methamphetamine, cannabis, cash, and drug utensils were allegedly found.
A full search of the premises located nearly three grams of meth, nearly 20 grams of cannabis, about $1300 cash, a .22 magnum calibre rifle with the stock modified into a pistol grip and ammunition for it, a small improvised explosive device, five used glass methamphetamine pipes, a large number of small snaplock bags, and a set of micro weighing scales.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, possession of cannabis for supply, unlawful possession of firearms/ammunition, possession of methamphetamine utensils and breach of home detention. Further charges are possible.
He appeared in Hamilton District Court on Monday, March 28, and was remanded in custody to appear in court again on April 11.
Two other persons of interest are to be summonsed for possession of methamphetamine utensils.
“While this is considered only a small amount of drugs, this is only what the male had in his possession at the time of the search warrant execution,” Sergeant Andrew Osborn said.
“The male admitted to selling methamphetamine and cannabis to support his own addiction.
“This result has come about as a result of some great work by our staff, and has helped limit the social harm caused by illegal drugs in our community.”
The suspect was also in the middle of an alleged drug deal when cops busted in, Waikato police posted on social media.
“Hoping to find a bit of P, [police] were surprised to find their person of interest halfway through a suspected P deal with another person.
“Drugs are bad, drugs are dangerous and no matter what kind of drug it is, we will police it to the best of our ability.
“If you have information about drugs in your neighbourhood, feel free to let us know – even if its insignificant, it might be that tiny piece of the puzzle we are missing to get us a search warrant.”
Anyone with information can call their local police station or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.