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Man charged with firearms, prohibited weapons and drug offences - Mid-North Coast

Sunday, 04 September 2022 12:48:56 AM

A man will face court after being charged with firearms and weapons offences on the state’s Mid North Coast.

About 6.30pm yesterday (Friday 2 September 2022), officers from Mid North Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Ocean Street, South West Rocks.

During a search of the premises, police allegedly seized 20 gel blasters, two firearms, seven extendable batons, three butterfly knives, two tasers, two laser pointers, throw knives, knuckle dusters, a paintball gun, and cannabis.

The items will undergo further examination.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the premises and taken to Kempsey Police Station.

The man was charged with 29 offences, including:

Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x21)

Possess more than 3 unregistered firearms, 1 is prohibited/pistol – serious indictable offence (x2)

Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority (x2)

Possess unregistered firearm-not pistol/prohibited firearm

Not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited firearm

Possess paintball marker outside authorised paintball venue

Possess prohibited drug

The South West Rocks man was refused bail and appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Saturday 3 September 2022), where he was formally refused bail and is due to appear at Kempsey Local Court on Monday (5 September 2022).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.