Threat with inoperable pistol leads to multiple charges

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A 44-year-old Mount Magnet man, who allegedly threatened a man with an inoperable gun, has been charged after police allegedly found cannabis and methamphetamine during a search of his home yesterday.

Mount Magnet police said the incident happened when a 43-year-old man who was looking for his girlfriend knocked on the accused’s door about 2.30pm.

Police said a confrontation ensued and the accused allegedly threatened the other man with an antique Curio pistol that had been rendered inoperable.

After receiving a complaint, police arrived within half an hour and searched the home, allegedly finding 25g of cannabis, about half a gram of meth, and two smoking implements.

The man was charged with possessing cannabis, possessing methamphetamine, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and possessing an article to cause fear.

He will face Cue/Mount Magnet Magistrate’s Court on November 16.

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