Officers allegedly found a loaded sawn-off rifle, cannabis and drug implements in a car on Thursday.November 27, 2012 4:20am
An Echuca man is facing four charges after Deniliquin Police allegedly found a loaded sawn-off rifle, cannabis and drug implements in a ute on the Cobb Hwy on Thursday.
Officers pulled a white Daihatsu Rocky utility over for a random breath test, about 10km south of Deniliquin, about 7.30pm.
The Victorian woman driving the vehicle returned a negative breath test result.
However, officers allegedly noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the ute and conducted a search.
They allegedly found a loaded sawn-off .22 calibre rifle, ammunition, 268.7 grams of cannabis and other drug implements.
Both the driver and her 26 year-old passenger were arrested and taken to Deniliquin Police Station.
Police said the Echuca man was interviewed and made admissions to owning both the shortened firearm and cannabis.
He was charged with possess unregistered firearm, possess shortened firearm, possess loaded firearm in public place and possess prohibited drug.
He was released on conditional bail to appear before Deniliquin Local Court on December 18.
The woman was released without charge.
A 20 year-old Deniliquin man was fined for remaining in the vicinity of a licensed premises on Saturday, after allegedly refusing to leave the area near an End St hotel.
Police were called at 11.10pm, after the man had allegedly been ejected from the hotel due to intoxication.
He was allegedly refusing to leave the area.
The man left, but police were called again when he allegedly returned.
Officers detained the man at the Deniliquin Police Station as an intoxicated person, before releasing him into the care of another adult.
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