27 May 2021

Early morning police patrol in Taylor leads to drugs and firearm charges

| Kim Treasure
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A Taylor man will appear in court today on drugs and firearms charges. Photo: File.

Sharp-eyed police patrolling Taylor early this morning have led to a 34-year-old man being charged with numerous drug and firearm charges.

At about 12:30 am this morning (27 May), police on patrol in Taylor noticed a grey Audi A3 in a driveway with incorrect number plates. The car had been reported stolen earlier this month.

The man who came out of the home to speak to the police was wanted on a First Instance Warrant.

During a search of the 34-year-old and his backpack, police allegedly found several items, including:

  • a clip seal bag containing green vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis (3.9 grams);
  • three clip seal bags containing white crystalline substances suspected to be methylamphetamine (19.4 grams);
  • a multi-dose vial containing a yellow viscous substance suspected to contain anabolic steroids (18.5 grams);
  • two clip seal bags containing orange tablets (1.0 grams) suspected to be Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD);
  • a replica Glock-17 pistol capable of firing plastic pellets, known as an airsoft firearm, and
  • a set of digital scales with a coating of white residue.

Police also allegedly found the man to be in possession of a drug suspected to be ecstasy (1.3 grams).

All suspected drug items will be sent for further analysis to the ACT Analytical Laboratory.

The man has been charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of stolen property, trafficking a controlled substance other than cannabis, possessing anabolic steroid and possessing a prohibited substance.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today.

Original Article published by Kim Treasure on The RiotACT.

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