Police charge man with drug supply, firearm offences at Kiama

A man will face court today charged with drug supply and firearm offences on the state’s south coast.

About 7.20pm yesterday (Thursday 18 February 2021), officers attached to the Lake Illawarra Target Action Group were conducting patrols of the Warrawong area, when they observed an Audi leaving a unit block on Jane Avenue.

After conducting routine checks, police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 34-year-old man, on nearby Katrina Street a short time later.

During a search of the Audi, police seized 18.8 grams of methylamphetamine and heroin along with $3680 cash.

The driver was arrested and taken to Illawarra Police Station.

As part of inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Glenbrook Drive, Kiama about 3.45am today (Friday 19 February 2021),

During the search, officers seized a firearm, ammunition, four cannabis plants, an electronic stun device, 17.4 grams of methylamphetamine, prescription medication, and two mobile phones.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug – indictable quantity, possess prohibited drug (x 4), deal with proceeds of crime, possess unauthorised firearm, not keep firearm safely, possess or use a prohibited weapon and possess prohibited plant.

He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Friday 19 February 2021).

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