Police have arrested a man while seizing methamphetamine, cash and a shotgun in Northland.
Police have arrested a man and seized a kilogram of methamphetamine, over $3000 in cash and a pump action shotgun during a search warrant in Northland on Tuesday.
Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry said police targeted alleged drug dealing at a house on Johnston Road linked to the Black Power gang.
The 48-year-old man has been charged and is set to appear in the Kaikohe District Court on Wednesday.
He is being charged with the possession of methamphetamine for supply, unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of cannabis for supply.
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Verry said meth is highly destructive for rural communities.
“We estimate the methamphetamine seized at this address will have caused more than $1.1 million in social harm,” Verry said.
“That is an eye-watering figure for the communities in Northland given the numerous challenges they are facing in today’s climate.”
Information from the public about illegal activity continues to be of great value to investigators, Verry added.
Police asked people to report any concerning behaviour to police so it can be followed up.