Gunnedah police uncover drugs and suspected illegal weapons during raid

GOOD RESULT: Gunnedah police are deeming the raid of a Colin Court property a success after finding drugs and suspected illegal weapons. Photo: File photo
GOOD RESULT: Gunnedah police are deeming the raid of a Colin Court property a success after finding drugs and suspected illegal weapons. Photo: File photo

A 40-year-old Gunnedah woman is facing a string of charges after police raided a Colin Court property on Thursday.

The search was conducted at 3pm on Thursday by uniform police and detectives from Gunnedah and Tamworth with help from the Oxley Target Action Group (TAG).

Police have charged the woman with drug possession and possession of a drug implement after a search of the house found what police allege is cannabis and an unknown white powder.

A police spokesperson told the Namoi Valley Independent no arrests were made on the day.

“A search of the property found a small amount of cannabis and a number of suspected prohibited weapons which have been sent off for specialised police examination,” the spokesperson said.

“We can confirm that a 40-year-old woman was not arrested on the day but has since been charged with drug possession and possession of a drug implement.”

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The spokesperson said an 18-year-old man was issued with a cannabis caution by police as part of investigations into the raid.

“After consideration, it was decided a cannabis caution would be the best course of action for the man,” the police spokesperson said.

Police said they uncovered a number of prohibited weapons during the search of the property.

“As well as the substances, we also uncovered a number of what is believed to be prohibited weapons,” the spokesperson said.

“Those items have been sent off for specialised police examination but at this stage we are confident of pursuing weapons-related charges against the woman in the future.”

The woman has not been charged in connection to the weapons seizure. The spokesperson said the raid was very successful for police.

“It was a very pleasing result,” the spokesperson said.

“Our investigations proved to be successful and to also discover those suspected prohibited weapons is a bit of a bonus for us.”

The woman has been ordered to appear in Gunnedah Local Court in September.

Police said investigations into the search warrant were continuing. Anyone with information regarding drugs or illegal weapons is urged to contact Oxley Police. 

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