12 Dec 2013

Drugs and firearms discovered in Nelson

1:00 pm on 12 December 2013

Drugs and illegal firearms have been uncovered after a series of raids on houses in Nelson.

Police officers have spent the past two days executing search warrants on 10 rural and urban properties.

Nine people now face a range of charges, including possession of cannabis for supply and unlawful possession of firearms.

Detective Inspector Geoff Jago said 855 cannabis seedlings were discovered at one Redwood Valley property. A number of them were already loaded into the back of a ute ready to be planted out.

If the plants were grown to full maturity and sold on, he said they could equate to a potential street value of around $3.85 million.