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Drugs, firearms seized

Police Dog Fang

A trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine and firearms have been seized from a Hadspen property.

Earlier this month, police conducting routine screening of mail into Tasmania and located ICE bound for an address in Hadspen in the state's north.

Yesterday, officers searched the property, with and allegedly found ICE, firearms and ammunition. Drug dog Fang (pictured) sniffed out the drugs.

A 26-year-old Hadspen man has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, firearms offences and breaching a Police Family Violence Order.

A 28-year-old Kings Meadows man is also facing charges including trafficking in a controlled substance and firearms offences and was bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.

The seizure is one of many by the Tasmania Police Drug Detection Dog ‘PD Fang’ which includes another significant seizure of 112 grams of methylamphetamine in late May 2020 resulting in a 44-year-old Invermay woman being charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, unlawfully importing a controlled substance, use a controlled drug, possess a controlled drug.

On August 6 this year police allegedly seized 7 firearms and 7000 rounds of ammunition from an address in Newnham. A 64-year-old Newnham man has been charged on summons with drug offences, possession of stolen firearms and failing to comply with relevant firearms storage offences.


Image: Tasmania Police.