Driver with gun, drugs had ‘unusual’ wait at stop sign

A driver carrying cannabis, methamphetamine, bullets, a gun and drug paraphernalia was busted by police who thought he spent a little too long at a stop sign in Dunedin.

Police were "out and about" when they found the 31-year-old man, who was stopped at the intersection of Middleton and Corstorphine Rds at 2.10am yesterday for an "unusual period", Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said.

The vehicle only moved on from the stop sign when police approached.

Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, but smelt cannabis from the car.

The man admitted to consuming the substance, but when officers initiated a warrantless search he became obstructive and was arrested.

Inside the car police found 24.4g of cannabis, 0.69g of methamphetamine, 26 bullets, a set of scales, empty bags, meth pipes and a cut-down .22 firearm.

The man would appear in court this morning on charges of possession of cannabis for supply, possession of utensils for methamphetamine, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.