Police have arrested and charged two people after a pre-planned search warrant on Friday, at a residential address on Tees Street, Oamaru.
A 25-year-old man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
He appeared in Timaru District Court on Saturday 25 March and is due to reappear in Oamaru District Court on Wednesday 5 April.
A 26-year-old woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine and utensils.
She is due to appear in Oamaru District Court on Wednesday 29 March.
Police, including the Dunedin Armed Offender Squad, Police negotiators, and dog units assisted in the search warrant.
‘We would like to thank the Oamaru community for their assistance,’ said Acting Detective Sergeant Tony Woodbridge.
‘Police are committed to keeping our community safe by disrupting and preventing crime.
‘Anyone who has concerns about organised crime, criminal activity, or the illegal possession of firearms in their community, is urged to contact Police.
‘You can make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz, call Police on 105, or report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-nz.org.