Axes, baton, firearms seized; man charged at Lake Macquarie

A man has been refused bail after several prohibited weapons were located at two Lake Macquarie homes.

About 7am yesterday (Thursday 30 January 2020), officers attached to the Lake Macquarie Police District Target Action Group attended a home on Newport Road, Cooranbong, and spoke with a 55-year-old man.

During a search of the home, police located and seized a pistol, ammunition and methylamphetamine.

The search was suspended, and police applied for and executed a search warrant later in the day, where officers located and seized a vehicle, a motorbike, NSW Police insignia, knuckle dusters, a baton and homemade weapons.

Later in the morning, officers executed a second search warrant at a home on Bushells Ridge Road, Wyee, where police located and seized further prohibited weapons, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and vehicles believed to be stolen.

The man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with nine offences, including possess prohibited weapon, supply prohibited drug, unauthorised handle explosives, possess ammunition without permit and breach weapons prohibited order.

He was refused bail to face Toronto Local Court yesterday (Thursday 30 January 2020), where he was refused bail again to face the same court on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Further charges are expected to be laid.

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