Police have charged a 36-year-old man after a large quantity of drugs and weapons were allegedly located in a stolen vehicle at Nerang in the early hours of yesterday morning, Queensland Police say.
It is alleged that around midnight, officers from the Rapid Action Patrol group intercepted a stolen vehicle on Hinkler Drive, when the male driver became violent.
It is further alleged that a struggle ensued, during which a Senior Constable was pushed to the ground causing a minor injury to his knee, before the man attempted to flee on foot.
A short foot-chase ensued, before officers took the man into custody.
It is alleged that a subsequent search of the stolen vehicle uncovered a firearm, two electronic conductive devices, a set of knuckle-dusters, several rounds of ammunition, methyl-amphetamine, a pipe and cash.
A 36-year-old man of no fixed address has now been charged with three counts of possessing a weapon, two counts of receiving tainted property and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, assaulting a police officer, possessing explosives (ammunition), possessing dangerous drugs, possessing property suspected of being proceeds of a drug offence, supplying dangerous drugs and possessing utensils.
He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court today, Monday July 30.
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