Police charge two after search warrant in Wauchope

A man and a woman have been charged with drug, property and firearms related offences following a police operation on the state’s mid north coast yesterday.

About 8.30am (Wednesday 10 August 2022), officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District, executed a search warrant at a property on High Street, Wauchope.

Officers located and seized, a shortened shotgun, ammunition, unauthorised prescription medication, a motorcycle and jewellery.

A 22-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie police station.

She was charged with:

– Possess shortened firearm (not pistol) w/o authority

– Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm

– Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority

– Possess prohibited plant

– Enhanced indoor cultivate prohibited plant-expose child

– Possess prohibited drug

– Possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance

– Goods suspected stolen in/on premises

– Goods suspected stolen in/on premises

About 3.30pm, a second search warrant was executed at a property on Business Circuit, Wauchope.

Officers located and seized four gel-blaster firearms, a .303 rifle and ammunition.

A 31-year-old man was charged with:

– Possess shortened firearm

– Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm-

– Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority

– Possess unauthorised pistol

– Possess unauthorised firearm

– Possess unregistered firearms

– Enhanced indoor cultivate prohibited plant-expose child

– Possess prohibited plant

– Possess prohibited drug

– Possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance

– Goods suspected stolen in/on premises

– Goods suspected stolen in/on premises

They were both refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court on Thursday 11 August 2022.

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