Police have seized weapons and charged a man with a series of weapons offence after intercepting a driver in Great Western on Sunday night.
Police allege at around 8:40pm on Sunday night, officers intercepted a blue sedan on Main Street, Great Western for a routine check.
During the intercept, members had cause to conduct a search of the vehicle, where they allegedly located a knuckleduster as well as a folding knife.
A 23-year-old man from the Dandenong area has been charged on summons for the offences of carrying a prohibited weapon and being in possession of a controlled weapon.
Stawell Police Acting Senior Sergeant Eddie Malpas praised the work of his officers.
"This is great work by our members, taking two dangerous weapons off the street," he said.
"The intercept should also serve as a reminder to people.
"Whilst knuckledusters can unfortunately still be obtained through various means, they are a prohibited weapon.
"Any person found with such an article will be charged and the item will be seized by police."
Controlled weapons are weapons that can be possessed, carried and used for legitimate purposes but may pose a potential danger to the community.
A person must not possess, carry or use a controlled weapon without a lawful excuse.
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