Man in court after weapons and drugs located at Lake Macquarie

A man will face court after weapons and drugs were seized when a search warrant was executed at Lake Macquarie yesterday.

About 3.40pm (Saturday 25 July 2020), detectives attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended a property on Cessnock Parade, Sunshine. After a short struggle, the occupant, a 45-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

During a subsequent search warrant executed at the property, officers allegedly located and seized tasers, a set of knuckle dusters, drugs and a motorcycle.

The man was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with resist police officer in the execution of duty, three counts of possess a prohibited weapon without permit, two counts of possess prohibited drug.

The outstanding warrant was also executed, and he was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and negligent driving for an unrelated traffic matter which occurred on Monday 13 July 2020.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Sunday 26 July 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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