Police charge man with weapons, drug offences at Cessnock

A man has been charged after weapons and drugs were allegedly located following a search warrant at a home in Cessnock yesterday.

About 11am (Friday 19 June 2020), officers from Hunter Valley Police District Target Action Group stopped a car in Quarrybylong Street and spoke with the driver, a 26-year-old man.

During a search of the car, police allegedly located an electronic stun device and a home-made pistol. Police also located a quantity of methylamphetamine and ammunition for the pistol.

Police then conducted a search warrant at a house in High Street, Cessnock. During the search, police allegedly located a further quantity of methylamphetamine, a home-made garotte, machetes and knives.

The man was charged with 11 offences, including;

possess unregistered pistol

possess prohibited firearm

possess ammunition

possess prohibited weapon (x3)

supply a prohibited drug

possessing a prohibited drug (x2)

possess prescribed restricted substance

contravene Firearm Prohibition Order

The man was refused bail and appeared in Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 20 June 2020). He has formally been refused bail and will re-appear in the same Court on Monday 22 June 2020.

Inquiries are continuing.

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