A man has been arrested after police searched two Ballarat properties on Sunday and found guns, drug trafficking equipment and more than $84,000 believed to be the proceeds of crime.
Clinton Louden, 59, faced the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Tuesday via video link and was remanded in custody.
The Canadian man has been charged with 12 offences after police searched his properties on Sunday.
Louden's charge sheets, seen by The Courier, show he is accused of trafficking cannabis at Canadian on August 11, 2020.
Police allege he possessed equipment for the purpose of drug trafficking at Canadian on Sunday.
The equipment alleged to be in his possession were digital scales, a mobile phone, sealable bags, vacuum seal and hydroponic growing nutrients.
Louden is charged with a number of firearms offences relating to a Ballarat East property.
Police allege he had a handgun without a serial number and ammunition at Ballarat East on Sunday.
Louden is also accused of possessing a silencer without a permit, an imitation firearm, capsicum spray, a crossbow, a sword and fireworks at Ballarat East.
Louden allegedly dealt with $84,410 which was reportedly proceeds of crime at Ballarat East on Sunday.
The 12 charges were filed on Monday at Ballarat Magistrates' Court.
Louden will return to court on Tuesday to make an application for bail with defence lawyer Andrew Madden.
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