3 Casino homes searched: drugs, firearms, stolen goods found

A CASINO man has been charged after alleged stolen property and the drug ice was discovered at a Hare Street home yesterday.

Duty a search of the property, about 12pm yesterday, investigators from Richmond Local Area Command, found alleged stolen goods and drugs alleged to be methyl-amphetamine (ice).

A 40-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were at the house at the time, and the man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station.

At the police station, he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug, and having goods in his custody that were suspected of being stolen.

He was refused bail and is set to appear before Casino Local Court today.

The woman was also arrested but was later released pending further investigation.

About 12.40pm yesterday, a second search warrant was executed by the Richmond Local Area Command Drug Unit and Target Action Group at a home in Gitana Street, Casino.

During this search, police seized a .22 single-shot handgun and methylamphetamine.

Police believe the firearm was not commercially manufactured.

The firearm and drugs have been seized and forensic testing will be conducted on both items, police said.

No arrests have been made and further investigation is being undertaken.

A third search warrant was executed on a property in Perkins Bridge Road, Tatham about 6.15pm yesterday.

Detectives said they found two full boxes of shotgun ammunition and a firearm barrel on the property, which they seized for further examination.

All warrants are part of an on-going operation investigating the supply of illicit drugs and the manufacture of firearms in the Richmond Local Area Command, police said.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.  

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.