Man faces court over firearm offences – Darkwood, near Coff Harbour

A man will appear in court today after items were seized during a search in Darkwood, near Coffs Harbour, yesterday.

Officers attached to Coffs Clarence Detectives and Strike Force Raptor searched a premise on Darkwood Road to serve a Firearms and Weapons Prohibition order on a 52-year-old man on Friday 16 August 2019.

During the search, police located and seized prohibited weapons including two maces, two flails, three zombie knives, a slingshot, an air rifle, a tactical style gel ball rifle and a taser.

Officers also located seven rounds of ammunition, firearm parts, cannabis, methylamphetamine, amphetamine, MDMA, LSD and two white bottles containing tablets.

The 52-year-old was arrested and conveyed to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

He was charged with seven counts possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm and possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol.

He was refused bail and will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Saturday 17 August 2019).

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