Two men charged, drugs and firearms seized

Two men have been charged and a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine (ICE) and firearms has been seized from a Hadspen residence following a search yesterday.

In early August 2020 police conducting routine screening of mail into Tasmania located a concealment of trafficable amount of methylamphetamine (ICE) destined for an address in Hadspen.

Officers from Northern Drug Investigation Services and Launceston CIB yesterday conducted a search of a Hadspen address. During the search detectives located methylamphetamine, firearms and ammunition. Two men were arrested at the scene and taken to Launceston Police Station for questioning.

A 26-year-old Hadspen man was later charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, firearms offences and breaching a Police Family Violence Order. He was detained to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court today at 11.30am. A 28-year-old Kings Meadows man was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and firearms offences and was bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.

The seizure is one of many by the Tasmania Police Drug Detection Dog ‘PD Fang’ which includes another significant seizure of 112 grams of methylamphetamine in late May 2020 resulting in a 44 year old Invermay woman being charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, unlawfully importing a controlled substance, use a controlled drug, possess a controlled drug.

On 6 August 2020 police seized 7 firearms and 7000 rounds of ammunition from an address in Newnham. A 64 year old Newnham man has been charged on summons with drug offences, possession of stolen firearms and failing to comply with relevant firearms storage offences.

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