Geraldton police allegedly seize drugs, weapons

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Geraldton police say they have seized cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and several illegal weapons during traffic stops at the weekend.

Officers allegedly found a meth pipe, a home-made machete and an expandable baton similar to those used by police, during a random vehicle stop on Strickland Street, Spalding, soon after midnight on Saturday morning.

A 23-year-old Bluff Point woman was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and will appear before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court in January.

Police said enquiries into the weapons were continuing.

A 33-year-old Geraldton man was charged after he allegedly refused to accompany officers back to Geraldton Police Station after allegedly testing positive to cannabis during a random vehicle stop on Utakarra Road about midnight on Friday.

Police will also allege they found about three grams of cannabis in the vehicle.

He was charged with possession of a prohibited drug and failing to accompany officers for an oral fluid test.

He will also appear before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court in January.

Police said they were also investigating after a blank-firing handgun and rounds were seized during a traffic stop on Ainsworth Street, Geraldton, about 3am today.

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