Two men will appear in court charged with a range of drug and firearms offences after police carried out two search warrants.

The Featherston men, aged 30 and 44, will appear in Masterton District Court on Thursday.

The 30-year-old has been charged with commercially cultivating cannabis and possession of a firearm, while the 44-year-old has been charged with methamphetamine possession, cannabis possession and possession of a restricted weapon.

Wairarapa police, with support from Wellington district staff, executed search warrants at two Featherston addresses.


During the searches a sophisticated cannabis-growing operation was discovered, containing about 120 cannabis plants ranging from seedlings to mature plants.

Small amounts of methamphetamine were found at both addresses.