Methamphetamine and rifles seized in raid

Last updated 14:42 31/07/2014

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Methamphetamine and rifles have been found in a raid of an Ashhurst property.

Officers from the Manawatu CIB carried out the search in conjunction with the Armed Offenders Squad this morning.

Two men, a woman, and a child were found at the property and while police were at the house, another man arrived in a vehicle and entered the house. 

He became obstructive and violent when approached by police, and was arrested.

Manawatu CIB Detective Sergeant Dave Thompson said the man was found with 3 ounces, or 85gm, of methamphetamine in a bag he was carrying.

Drug utensils and two rifles were also seized as part of the search.

A 34-year-old Palmerston North man has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply and obstruction and will appear in the Palmerston North District Court this afternoon. 

Charges are pending against another 33-year-old Palmerston North man.

The seized methamphetamine was a "significant amount" that had been taken out of circulation, Thompson said.

"As part of our continuing preventative strategy to crush methamphetamine distribution and organised crime, this seizure is not only a success for us but for the entire community. We are committed to apprehending and holding those to account who benefit from organised crime."

If you have information about drug manufacture or supply rings please call your local Police Station. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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