(Photo provided by VicPD)

A woman who was arrested on Wednesday on a warrant for drug trafficking and weapons possession was found to have a modified assault-style rifle and a loaded magazine, according to police.

On March 17th, just after 5:30 a.m, VicPD were on patrol in the area and recognized the woman in a parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East.

According to VicPD, police then arrested the woman for failing to attend court in relation to a previous drug trafficking and weapons possession investigation.

After her arrest, they located a heavily modified, assault-style .22 calibre rifle and a magazine loaded with twenty rounds, as well as other ammunition.

The woman was transported to VicPD cells and she is awaiting court.

She faces several firearms-related charges including carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited firearm.

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