Homemade weapon, ammunition seized; man charged – South Kempsey

A man has been charged after drugs and a homemade weapon were located during a vehicle stop on the state’s Mid North Coast last night.

About 11.45pm (Sunday 2 May 2021), officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District entered the carpark of a service station on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey, and spoke with the 26-year-old male driver of a parked Toyota Corolla.

Police will allege the man made several attempts to evade police in nearby streets prior to police stopping the car.

Upon further inquiries, police conducted a vehicle search where they located and seized methylamphetamine, cannabis seeds, a homemade firearm, ammunition and other prohibited weapons including flick knives.

He was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station where he was charged with 10 offences including resist officer in execution of duty, possess prohibited drug, not comply with direction given by police, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without permit and possess prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail and appear at Kempsey Local Court today (Monday 3 May 2021), where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Monday 24 May 2021.

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