Weapons find during search

Detective First Class Constable Nathan Nunn with the semiautomatic shotgun police found during a house search. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d402736
Detective First Class Constable Nathan Nunn with the semiautomatic shotgun police found during a house search. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d402736

Senior Sergeant Gary Saunders from Clarkson Detectives said the search on May 30 was part of their focus on the Yanchep and Two Rocks area in Operation White Wolf, with four other searches held in recent months.

‘We executed a search warrant at a house in Charnwood Avenue in Two Rocks,’ Sgt Saunders said.

‘During the search we located a fully loaded semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun.

‘The safety was off, it was fully loaded, it was ready to go.

‘It is classified as a combat shotgun (and) it is totally prohibited in the State. We found a quantity of shotgun ammunition with the loaded shotgun.

‘We also located throwing knives, which are considered a controlled weapon in WA.’

Sgt Saunders said detectives found a large hydroponic set-up being used to cultivate cannabis in the house as well.

They charged a 39-year-old man who lived there with possession of a totally prohibited firearm, unlicensed ammunition and a controlled weapon, as well as failing to secure a firearm and cultivating cannabis with intent to sell or supply.

He will appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on June 21.

Sgt Saunders said detectives searched a property on Lunar Street in Yanchep on June 6, where a man allegedly tried to flush cannabis down the toilet.

‘We located cannabis plants and cannabis in the address,’ he said.

Detectives charged a 26-year-old man with cultivating a prohibited plant, possessing a prohibited plant and a prohibited drug and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Sgt Saunders said the man would also face a charge of assaulting a public officer after he allegedly bit a police officer during the arrest.