Man remanded on firearms charges

02:10, Nov 13 2012

A 37-year-old orchard worker was remanded in custody for a post-committal conference after appearing in Invercargill District Court today on firearms and explosives charges.

Scott Britton Ramage appeared before Judge Michael Behrens facing 12 charges.

The charges included unlawfully possessing a .22 calibre hand gun, a .44 calibre rifle, a Baikl 5mm calibre, a Marlin 12 gauge shotgun, a Colt .45 calibre, a Luger 9mm calibre and a Cosman .22 calibre. He also faces charges of possessing explosives, namely gelignite and powergel. 

He faces a charge of threatening to kill a constable and threatening to do grievous bodily harm to a constable.

All alleged offending occurred on October 24.

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