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34yo Taylor man to face drug trafficking and firearm charges

A 34-year-old Taylor man will face court today on drug trafficking and firearm charges after a variety of drugs and a replica firearm were found in a stolen vehicle.

About 12.30am this morning, Thursday 27 May,21), police on patrol in Taylor observed a grey Audi A3 in a driveway with incorrect number plates. The car had been reported stolen earlier this month.

A man, who was wanted on a First Instance Warrant, exited the home to speak with police.

Following a search of the man and his backpack, police found several items including:

  • a clip seal bag containing green vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis (3.9 grams)
  • three clip seal bags containing white crystalline substances suspected to be methylamphetamine (19.4 grams)
  • a multi-dose vial containing a yellow viscous substance suspected to contain anabolic steroids (18.5 grams)
  • two clip seal bags containing orange tablets (1.0 grams) suspected to be Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
  • a replica Glock-17 pistol capable of firing plastic pellets, known as an airsoft firearm, and
  • a set of digital scales with a coating of white residue.

Police also allegedly found the man to be in possession of a drug suspected to be ecstasy (1.3 grams). All suspected drug items will be sent for further analysis at the ACT Analytical Laboratory.

The man has been charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of stolen property, trafficking a controlled substance other than cannabis, possessing anabolic steroid and possessing a prohibited substance. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

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