Weapon and drug charges, Chermside

Police have charged a man with multiple traffic, drug and weapon offences after PolAir tracked a car across Logan and Brisbane yesterday.

At approximately 8.00pm on Monday, police observed a red Subaru Impreza with allegedly stolen number plates driving around the Kingston area.

The vehicle drove off at speed from police officers.

PolAir tracked the vehicle from Beenleigh through multiple suburbs in South Brisbane, observing numerous traffic offences.

At approximately 9.00pm, two men abandoned the vehicle in an underground carpark of a shopping centre in Chermside.

The pair attempted to flee police officers on foot and were arrested a short time later.

Police searched the vehicle where they located firearm parts, various drugs and drug utensils.

A 37-year-old Loganlea man has been charged with 13 offences including one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon (rifle barrel), possession of explosive (ammunition), possession of a knife in a public place, dangerous operation of a vehicle and disqualified driving, as well as two counts of possessing dangerous drugs (gamma-hydroxybutyrate and methamphetamine).

He is expected to reappear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 9.

A 35-year-old Marsden man has been charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs (cannabis and methamphetamine) and will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court at a later date.

The car is not believed to be stolen, however the number plates were reported stolen from an Eight Mile Plains property on July 14.

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