Police charge man with drug, weapon and firearm offences at Lightning Ridge

Issued at 3.40pm, Wednesday 19 June 2019

Police have charged a man with drug, weapon and firearm offences in the state’s north-west today.

On Saturday 23 May 2019, the man was served a Firearm Prohibition Order and Weapons Prohibition Order following investigations by Walgett Target Action Group.

The male, aged 60, attended Lightning Ridge Police Station about 10.30am yesterday (Tuesday 18 June 2019).

A short time later police from Central North Police District conducted a search of the man’s residential address.

Police located a number of prohibited items including a firearm, ammunition, a weapon and cannabis.

The man was arrested and taken to Lightning Ridge Police station, where he was charged with seven offences, being:

  • Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order
  • Possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol
  • Not keep firearm safely-not prohibited firearm
  • Firearm etc found at premises-subject to prohibition order (x2)
  • Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority
  • Possess prohibited drug

The man was bail refused at Walgett Local Court today (Wednesday 19 June 2019) and will appear at Dubbo Local Court on Thursday 20 June 2019.

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