Police will alleged they found a gun, drugs, mobile phones, cash and paraphernalia during a search of a man's car.
Police will alleged they found a gun, drugs, mobile phones, cash and paraphernalia during a search of a man's car.

Police make highway gun, drug bust

An Ipswich man has been arrested and charged with drug and weapon possession following the search of a vehicle on the Cunningham Highway on Thursday.

Police from the Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch targeted the alleged offender’s vehicle after receiving information relating to the man being in possession of a firearm.

A revolver police say was loaded when they found it during a search of a man's vehicle.
A revolver police say was loaded when they found it during a search of a man's vehicle.

The vehicle was stopped at Willowbank and the search uncovered a revolver, 85g or ice, a small amount of cash and some drug paraphernalia.

It will be alleged the revolver was loaded at the time police located it.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Steven Williamson said 43-year-old Ipswich man was arrested without incident.

“This was a targeted search based on information received regarding unlawful possession of weapons,” he said.

Police will alleged they found a gun, drugs, mobile phones, cash and paraphernalia during a search of a man's car.
Police will alleged they found a gun, drugs, mobile phones, cash and paraphernalia during a search of a man's car.

“The investigation was based off information we received and we acted quickly on that.

“Any time we can take a weapon off the streets of Ipswich it makes the community safer.”

The man was charged with drug and weapons offences and will face Ipswich Magistrates Court on Friday.