Two held af­ter cops find gun in car

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS McMA­HON

DRUGS, a gun and stolen prop­erty were al­legedly found when po­lice pulled over a car in North Ward on Mon­day night.

Po­lice stopped the car in Eyre St about mid­night, al­legedly find­ing a .22 cal­i­bre ri­fle, metham­phetamines and drug uten­sils. A Kelso man, 33, and woman, 30, were ar­rested and charged with var­i­ous of­fences in­clud­ing un­law­ful use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, pos­sess­ing drugs and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a weapon.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Ben Hunter said the car was stopped ran­domly but po­lice dis­cov­ered its two oc­cu­pants were both wanted on un­re­lated mat­ters.

“A sub­se­quent search of the ve­hi­cle and ( the cou­ple) has lo­cated a num­ber of drug mat­ters and a firearm,” he said.

“It is a con­cern that peo­ple have firearms in their ve­hi­cle at any time and it’s im­por­tant that we’ve got that firearm off the street.”

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