Police from the Public Order Response Team (PORT) uncovered a haul of weapons, ammunition and cannabis following a routine intercept in Ballarat last night.
The officers were patrolling Victoria Park when the noticed a car in Cedar Avenue without one brake light about 7pm.
PORT intercepted the red Holden Commodore sedan and spoke to the driver before they noticed a knife in the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the driver and car uncovered a number of items including knives, machetes, hatchets, a sawn-off bolt action rifle, balaclavas, gloves, ammunition and a garrotte.
A search of the 37-year-old’s home revealed cannabis plants, more weapons, another firearm and a modified spear gun.
The Golden Point man has been charged with prohibited person possess a firearm (x2) prohibited person possess a prescribed item namely a silencer and scope, possess ammunition, cultivate and possess cannabis and other weapons offences.
It is expected the man will be remanded to appear at Ballarat Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 1 March 2021.