13.3 C
Newcastle

Man charged after firearms seized during vehicle stop in Aberdeen

SHARE

A 37-year-old man has been charged after two firearms were seized during a vehicle stop in the Upper Hunter.

About 6.20pm on Monday 10 June, officers attached to the Hunter Valley Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a ute on Macqueen Street, Aberdeen, for the purposes of random testing.

The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a negative result.

However, a roadside drug test, told a different story.

He returned a positive reading.

Police also subsequently searched the vehicle and seized two rifles, one of which was allegedly loaded, ammunition and a substance, believed to be methylamphetamine.

The man was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station for the purposes of a secondary drug test.

There, he returned a positive reading to methylamphetamine.

He was then charged with 14 offences, including three counts of not keep firearm safely- not pistol/ prohibited firearm; two counts of possess unregistered firearm – not pistol prohibited firearm; two counts of unauthorised person fail to surrender firearm; two counts of possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/ authority; two counts of acquire unregistered firearm – not pistol/prohibited firearm; one count of possess loaded firearm public place; one count of possess firearm not stamped/engraved with allotted number; and one count of possess unauthorised firearm.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Muswellbrook Local Court on Tuesday 2 July.

For more news stories:

Get all the latest Newcastle news, sport, real estate, entertainment, lifestyle and more delivered straight to your inbox with the Newcastle Weekly Daily Newsletter. Sign up here.

More Stories

Newcastle Weekly

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe to Newcastle Weekly. News, Community, Lifestyle, Property delivered direct to your inbox! 100% Local, 100% Free.

You have Successfully Subscribed!