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Loaded firearm found in car following intercept

Tuesday 28 February 2023 6:15pm

Police from the Kingston Tasking Unit seized an allegedly loaded firearm, drugs and cash following an intercept in Patterson Lakes last night.

Officers first spotted the car in an underground carpark in Gladesville Boulevard following a report of a suspect vehicle in the area about 7.35pm.

The 31-year-old driver of the BMW 320i sedan was intercepted and his vehicle subsequently searched.

An allegedly loaded sawn-off rifle, quantity of suspected GHB, alleged methylamphetamine, cash, power tools and drug paraphernalia were all found in the vehicle.

The Blind Bight man has been interviewed by police and charged with a range of offences including:

• possess unregistered handgun

• theft of motor vehicle

• attempted theft from motor vehicle

• commit indictable offence whilst on bail

• deal with property suspected to be proceeds of crime (x3)

• traffick GHB

• possess methylamphetamine

• possess counterfeit note

• possess controlled weapon.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Frankston Magistrates’ Court today.

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

Media Unit


Reviewed 28 February 2023