A 38-year-old alleged Palmerston meth dealer has been arrested and charged for possession and trafficking illicit drugs, having an unsecured firearm, and contravening an emergency direction, NT Police said.
Last Friday, Drug and Organised Crime detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s residence in Palmerston and found an unspecified amount of a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, an unsecured firearm, a quantity of ammunition, and four mobile phones believed to be used in illegal drug trade.
It was not explained why the police only reported the incident six days later.
The Palmo man was charged with possession of a schedule 1 dangerous drug – commercial quantity and schedule 1 dangerous drug – traffickable quantity, failing to meet storage requirements, and contravention of emergency declaration or direction.
Police did not explain the alleged breach of an emergency declaration.
The man remains in prison and is set to appear at the Darwin Local Court on November 16, 2021.
“The Drug and Organised Crime Section will continue to interrupt the supply and distribution of harmful illicit substances into the community,” Detective Senior Sergeant Justin Bentley said.
He also reminded people who own a firearm to secure it properly.
“Owning a firearm is a privilege that needs to be taken seriously, owners need to ensure that their firearms are properly secured.”