Sniffing out an arrest

Police attended to a non-speech emergency call in Clinton last Friday where they smelled cannabis on arrival.

After no response from door-knocking, police obtained and executed a search warrant and discovered 23 cannabis plants in two groves within the home.

One occupant was arrested and police were continuing to investigate with the likelihood of more charges to be filed, Sergeant Sam Morris, of Balclutha, said.

Over the weekend, police had ‘‘very little’’ issues with the opening of duck-shooting season, Sgt Morris said.

Police worked with Fish & Game throughout the weekend.

Otago Fish & Game officer Bruce Quirey said five shotguns were seized for use or possession of lead shot within 200m of water, and two were seized for hunting without a game bird licence.

Sgt Morris said police handled two impaired drivers within the district over the entire weekend.

On Saturday night, police attended a vehicle collision on Clyde St in Balclutha.

The vehicle veered off the road into the rear end of another vehicle.

Police are investigating the incident.