A MAN has been charged with a number of weapons and drugs offences after he was allegedly caught with several stun guns and a stash of restricted prescription meds in a raid on the Gold Coast.
Acting on information supplied by members of the public, officers from the city’s RAP squad stormed the man’s Waranga Way home at Coombabah and searched the property on Tuesday night.
In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Gold Coast Police said officers found four “taser torch devices” and a stash of Viagra and opiate pain medicine, Tramadol, during the search.
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A 47-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a restricted drug and one count each of unlawful possession of weapons and possess utensil/pipes.
The man is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on August 27.
Officer in charge of Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly said information from the public is an essential tool for policing.
“Here we have a situation where a number of dangerous weapons have been removed from the street directly from information supplied to police,” said Senior Sergeant Kelly.
“The public are our eyes and ears and do help police to identify and solve crimes.”
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.