Two charged after sergeant struck by electronic stun device during arrest, NSW

Two men have been charged after an officer was struck with an electronic stun device during a struggle in Sydney’s west, NSW Police say.

About 9.30am yesterday (Tuesday 16 October 2018), officers attached to Transport Action Group North West were conducting patrols around the vicinity of Mt Druitt Railway Station when they spoke to two men, aged 54 and 47.

As a result of inquiries, police searched the men.

During the search of the older man, police allegedly located a stolen drivers licence and a fully operational electronic stun device.

Officers then searched the younger man, allegedly locating a small amount of crystal methyl-amphetamine (‘ice’), a small amount of cannabis, a knuckle duster, and an electronic stun device which was identical to the one found on the other man.

As police were attempting to take hold of it, a struggle took place, during which the 5000-volt device was activated and struck a sergeant on his hand.

The man was then restrained and handcuffed. Both were taken to Riverstone Police Station.

The sergeant did not require treatment.

The older man was charged with goods in custody and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail and appeared in Mt Druitt Local Court yesterday, where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

The younger man was charged with resist arrest, goods in custody, supply prohibited drug – small quantity, possess prohibited drug (x2), possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x2).

He was refused bail and appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court yesterday, where he was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

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