NZ police arrest two men over weapons and drug offences

As stated by Senior Sergeant Leigh Jenkins, Canterbury CIB

Canterbury Police arrested a 25-year-old man today in relation to offending in Christchurch and Temuka.

The man, who had a warrant to arrest, was located and arrested today at a residential address in Pareora.

The man's warrant was issued following an altercation between himself and another member of the public in which he allegedly discharged a firearm.

He is due to appear in the Timaru District Court today on five charges including possessing an offensive weapon, drug and driving-related charges.

A 40-year-old man was located at the same address and was arrested in relation to a firearm offence.

He is due to appear in the Timaru District Court tomorrow (21 February) facing a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.

19.4 grams of cannabis was located at the address, and this is likely to lead to further charges being filed.

This is a great result for Police. We would like to thank the public for their support in helping us to hold offenders to account for their actions.

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