Police charge man after firearms and drugs found in garden – Lidcombe

A man will appear in court today charged after firearms and drugs were seized in Sydney’s west earlier this month.

About 8.45am on Thursday 2 July 2020, officers from Auburn Police Area Command were called to a unit block on James Street, Lidcombe, after reports of an unknown man acting suspiciously.

Police spoke with the 48-year-old man before he was arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station.

He was charged with possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without authority, not keep firearm safely, possess unregistered firearm in public place, and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Police will allege in court that prior to their arrival at the scene, the man discarded a shotgun, pistol, cannabis and other items, in a nearby garden, which were later recovered by officers.

He was refused bail and appeared before Burwood Local Court on Thursday 2 July 2020, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court today (Thursday 16 July 2020).

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