Man charged with firearms and drug offences - Taree

Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:39:45 AM

A man has been charged after an illegal firearm and large quantity of prohibited drugs were seized on the mid north-coast yesterday.

About 1.55pm (Wednesday 24 November 2021), officers attached to Manning-Great Lakes Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Pitt Street, Taree, following investigations into unauthorised possession of firearms and the supply of prohibited drugs in the area.

During the search, officers allegedly located a large amount of methylamphetamine, cocaine, and steroids, as well as a dismantled seven-shot revolver and over $45,000 cash.

All items were seized and will undergo further forensic examination.

Following the search, a 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station.

He was charged with three counts of possess prohibited drug, possess/attempt to, anabolic or androgenic steroidal agent, possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance, supply prohibited drug - commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug - commercial quantity, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, goods suspected stolen in/on premises, possess unauthorised pistol, possess unregistered firearm- pistol, and not keep firearm safely- pistol.

The Taree man was refused bail to appear at Forster Local Court today (Thursday 25 November 2021).

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.