A man has been charged after prohibited drugs and explosive devices were located at a home in the Hunter region yesterday.
Officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District Proactive Crime Team conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search at a home on Fifth Street, Weston, about 10.30am (Wednesday 1 July 2020).
During the search, police located and seized an amount of methylamphetamine, cannabis, more than $10,000 cash, drug paraphernalia, and explosive detonators.
Police arrested a 36-year-old man at the scene and he was taken to Cessnock Police Station.
He was charged with seven offences including:
- Possess prohibited drug (x4)
- Possess, supply or make explosive for unlawful purpose
- Goods in custody suspected being stolen (x2)
He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 2 July 2020).
Specialist police were called to the station to safely destroy the explosive materials.