Ammunition, OC spray and sling-shot seized; man charged – Wybong near Muswellbrook

A man has been charged with drugs and weapons offences in the state’s Hunter Valley region.

About 11am yesterday (Thursday 30 May 2019), officers from the Rural Crime Prevention Team with assistance from officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order search (FPO) at a home on Yarraman Road, Wybong, west of Muswellbrook.

During the search, police seized a number of items including ammunition, OC spray, a sling-shot, as well as cannabis plants and drug paraphernalia.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

He was charged with six offences, including two counts of possess prohibited weapon, possess prohibited weapon contrary to WPO, acquire ammunition contrary to FPO and two counts of cannabis possession.

He was refused bail at Muswellbrook Local Court today (Friday 31 May 2019) to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

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