Eastern Bay of Plenty police have today terminated an operation targeting the supply of methamphetamine in Ōpōtiki.
"The search warrant was executed as part of the ongoing focus on the supply of illicit drugs in the Eastern Bay of Plenty," says Detective Senior Sargeant Paul Wilson.
"A search warrant was executed at a Ford Street, Ōpōtiki address today.
"At the address, police located nearly $60,000 worth of methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition and over $11,000 in cash.
"He is now due to appear in Whakatane District Court.
"Police are not ruling out further arrests.
"Police welcome information from anyone who has concerns about organised crime or the supply of illicti drugs in the community."
People are encouraged to report online at 105.police.govt.nz, call police on 111 or 105, or report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-nz.org.