Strike Force Whitegate investigators lay further firearm and drug charges in Brisbane Water

Detectives have laid further charges following an investigation into drug supply on the Central Coast.

Shortly before 2am on Thursday 11 February 2021, officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District were patrolling the West Gosford area, when they stopped a Subaru Impreza on Moore Street, due to the manner of driving and spoke with the driver, a 19-year-old man.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police allegedly located a loaded firearm underneath the driver’s seat, along with cannabis, MDMA and cash.

The driver was charged with nine drug and firearm offences and remains before the court.

As part of further investigations, officers from Strike Force Whitegate executed a search warrant at a storage facility in Lisarow on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Police will allege they located three .22 calibre rifles – one shortened – and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators attended a facility at Silverwater today (Monday 12 April 2021) and charged the 19-year-old man with possess more than three unregistered firearm, one is prohibited/pistol, two counts of not keep firearm safely, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, four counts of supply prohibited plant, three counts of supply prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

He was refused bail and will appear in Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 13 April 2021).

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