A 23-year-old man from the ACT has been charged with firearms, drug and property offences after a vehicle stop near Wee Jasper last weekend.
Police conducted a high-visibility operation targeting rural crime in the Hume Police District, where they stopped and spoke to in excess of 200 drivers and inspected 11 vehicles containing firearms.
Around 7 pm last Saturday (27 April), police spoke to the 23-year-old driver of a vehicle which was stopped near the front gate to a property on Three Ways Road, Adjungbilly.
Police searched the driver and the vehicle, during which time they allegedly located a small amount of methylamphetamine, an ‘ice’ pipe, a .22 rifle, a loaded .308 rifle, ammunition, and a set of stolen keys.
The man was arrested by police and faces two charges of possessing an unauthorised firearm, one charge of possessing ammunition without holding licence/permit, and one charge of prohibited drug possession.
The offender is due to appear before Yass Local Court on 17 May.