Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Multiple charges for father, son

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A 40 year-old Victorian man and his 17 year-old son have both been charged with multiple offences after being stopped by police near Wanganella about 6.25pm Friday.

The pair said they were on their way to Ivanhoe on a hunting trip.

Both have been charged with drugs offences, including alleged supply of cocaine.

The father was also charged with several breaches of the Companion Animals Act and firearms offences.

Police inspected rifles and hunting equipment, and in a search of the ute allege to have found a small amount of cannabis and two separate quantities of cocaine above trafficabl­e quantity.

Police said they found ammunition all over the car — in the glovebox, centre console and map pockets — and seized a small knife concealed in an aluminium tube on a keyring and a trench knife.

The 40 year-old was charged with 16 offences.

For each of the three dogs in cages on the back of the ute he was charged with not having them microchipp­ed or registered, and for having no collars or name tags. Police say they also found an electronic shock dog collar, which are prohibited in NSW.

He was also charged with a firearm storage breach, two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without a permit, two counts of possess a prohibited drug (one for the cannabis and one for the cocaine), and supply of a prohibited drug.

The teen allegedly claimed ownership of a toiletry bag in which five small resealable bags of white powder was found, and was charged with supply.

Both have been ordered to appear Deniliquin court in October.

As the men were in NSW in breach of Victorian COVID-19 restrictio­ns, they were returned to Victoria and dealt with by Victorian Police.

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