Man arrested and charged after pulling a gun on the Gold Coast

A man will front court today charged over allegedly producing a gun during a disturbance in Labrador on Monday.

Police will allege an altercation happened between two men at a Marine Parade address around 9.00pm on April 1.

One of the men then produced the firearm, though no one was physically injured in the incident.


Following extensive investigations, detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch then executed a search warrant at a Nerang Residence.

Heavily armed officers stormed the address on Essex Court shortly after midday yesterday, where they arrested a man.

During the search, police allegedly found a replica handgun, the dangerous drug known as ‘fastasy’, and a drug utensil.

A 22-year-old man from Nerang was charged with one count each of going armed to cause fear, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of utensil.

He’s expected to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast CIB says police treat every incident involving threatening behaviour with a firearm as a priority.

“This police investigation demonstrates our commitment to ensuring those involved in weapon related crimes are brought before the court,” Detective Inspector Smith said.