Armed police have joined the search for a wanted man in Nelson.
A property in Upper Moutere was earlier searched in the hunt for Terry Jones.
Mr Jones is wanted in relation to the discovery of drugs, drug manufacturing equipment, cash and a firearm at a Nelson storage facility.
Detective Inspector Paul Borrell said on Friday police are confident Mr Jones had been at the address and said it is only a matter of time before they catch up with him.
Mr Borrell said anyone found to be harbouring or helping Mr Jones to evade police could face criminal charges.