Detective Sergeant Hannah Booth, of Oamaru, said police executed four search warrants in the North Otago town yesterday afternoon, related to burglary and drugs investigations.
"As a result of those search warrants, a small amount of methamphetamine, cannabis, three high-powered rifles, two slug guns and a large amount of ammunition were located,'' Det Sgt Booth said.
A 31-year-old Oamaru man charged with unlawful possession of firearms, burglary and driving while disqualified will appear in the Dunedin District Court this morning. A 45-year-old Oamaru man was arrested, but released without charge, pending further inquiries.
Recovering more firearms off the streets was ''great for the community'', Det Sgt Booth said.