A Kiryat Malachi man was arrested Tuesday after police discovered drugs and an illegal firearm in his home.
The suspect, described as being in his 20s, was detained after a police dog sniffed out marijuana plants and a concealed illegal weapon in his apartment, the Hebrew-language news site Maariv reported.
According to the report, officers found three marijuana plants and uncovered a “Carl Gustav” bazooka-type rifle and ammunition buried in his yard.
While personal marijuana use is relatively decriminalized with little to no penalties for first-time violators, Israeli law sets the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm at 10 years in prison.
The suspect was brought before the Ashdod Magistrate’s Court Tuesday morning; he was remanded until Friday.