Canterbury Police arrest two men in relation to weapons and drug offences

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 20, 2023 |

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.

Police would like to thank the public for their support in helping them hold offenders to account for their actions.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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