Guns, drugs charges after Mt Eliza raid


THE arrest of three men after drugs and a loaded sawn-off rifle were allegedly found in a car at Skye led police to a Mount Eliza property where they allegedly found ammunition, steroids and what is believed to be methyl-amphetamine.

The garage on the property had also been turned into an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) clubhouse.

Police intercepted a Kia Sportage at a service station on the Western Port Highway after noticing the men at a petrol bowser, 1.50am, Friday 12 February.

A 45-year-old Mount Eliza man, reportedly a Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member, was charged with trafficking and drug possession, as well as being a prohibited person possessing a firearm, possessing an unregistered handgun, possessing cartridge ammunition without licence, committing an indictable offence while on bail and contravening bail conditions.

He was remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 19 February.

A 21-year-old Cranbourne East man was charged with trafficking methyl-amphetamine, possessing amphetamine and possessing an unregistered handgun.

He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 26 November.

A 35-year-old Mornington man was released pending further inquiries.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 16 February 2021


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