WA Police find firearms, drugs in Marangaroo search

Regional Investigations Unit officers allegedly found a sawn-off rifle in a Marangaroo house.
Regional Investigations Unit officers allegedly found a sawn-off rifle in a Marangaroo house.

POLICE say they found firearms and drugs during search of a Marangaroo property yesterday.

Regional Investigations Unit officers executed a search warrant at the Marangaroo home on September 25 as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and distribution of firearms.

They allegedly found a sawn-off rifle with loaded magazine, altered replica handgun with loaded magazine and ammunition for both firearms.

Police also allegedly found about 88 grams of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), 56 grams of cannabis, 1 gram of MDMA powder, 1 gram of dex-amphetamine tablets, drug paraphernalia and a stolen Honda motorcycle.

Police allegedly found MDMA during the search.

A Marangaroo man (26) is due to appear before the Joondalup Magistrates Court today charged with four counts of drug possession, two counts of possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property and firearm possession.

Other charges include possessing a prohibited drug (MDMA) with intent to sell or supply, having ready access to drugs and weapons, ammunition possession and possessing a prohibited weapon.

A loaded hand gun was also allegedly found.