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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police executed a search warrant at a Kawerau address today in a continuing effort to disrupt drug offending in the area.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene and faces charges of cultivation of cannabis, possession of cannabis, possession of offensive weapons, possession of utensils and unlawful possession of ammunition.

He is due to appear in Whakatāne District Court tomorrow.

Police are committed to disrupting and dismantling drug networks and will continue to put pressure on those who ply this trade, often to our most vulnerable communities.

We want to help build resilient communities that thrive in the absence of illicit drugs and drug-related offending.

Anyone who has concerns about criminal activity in their community can contact Police by calling 111 if it is happening now, or 105 if it has already happened.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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