Loaded firearm in parked car

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A loaded firearm was tucked under a car seat late Saturday night, and a Pakenham man who was in the vehicle was arrested.

Pakenham police had been patrolling the Beaconsfield area when they came across the 26-year-old’s “suspicious“ vehicle parked near a vacant block of land on Monica Way about 10.30pm on Saturday 28 January.

There had been a woman with him inside the Mazda sedan as well as a third man squatting beside the car.

Police searched the car and found a loaded firearm under a seat and a large quantity of cash.

The male passenger was searched and police located a knuckle duster and a quantity of drugs, while the other man was found to also be in possession of drugs.

The female driver was on an outstanding warrant.

The 26-year-old Pakenham man was charged with drug-related offences and being in possession of a prohibited weapon, and the 25-year-old Berwick man was charged with drug- related offences and being in possession of an unregistered handgun.

The 24-year-old Pakenham woman was charged with driving-related offences.

The trio have been bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court in February.

Originally published at Pakenham Gazette.


About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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