Police Lay Charges Over Firearms Seizure At Sheffield

Two people have been charged after police seized a stolen motor vehicle, and several firearms during a targeted search at Sheffield on Thursday.

Members of the Western Drugs and Firearms Unit, with support from members of Operation Scelus, executed a search warrant at the address, seizing the following –

A red Holden SUV (reported stolen)

Two 303 rifles

A gel blaster Glock handgun

A firearm barrel

Quantities of ammunition and gunpowder

Quantities of ice, and cannabis

A 28-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were interviewed in relation to the items seized and have since been charged with the following offences:

• Unlawful Possession of property.

• Sell a controlled drug.

• Possess a controlled drug.

• Possess a controlled plant product.

• Use a controlled plant product.

• Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence.

• Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence.

• Possess thing used for the administration of a controlled drug.

The pair will appear in court on 24 June.

If you have information about criminal activity in Tasmania, you can contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via Crimestopperstas.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000.

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