Woman to appear over drug charges

A 32-YEAR-OLD Hobart woman will appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court today in relation to a loaded revolver being found in a car at Newstead overnight on Friday.

The woman was arrested for drug offences and possessing dangerous articles when the car and its occupants were intercepted by police on Elphin Road shortly after midnight.

The driver, a 24-year-old Glenorchy man, was charged with firearm offences, unlawful possession of property and drug-driving.

He was granted bail in an out-of-hours court session on Saturday and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on June 30.

A 30-year-old Mayfield man was also taken into custody as a result of the incident, but was later released without charge.