Threat with inoperable pistol leads to multiple charges

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Adam PoulsenMidwest Times

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.

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

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