A man has been charged with firearm and drug offences after a crash at Lake Macquarie overnight.
About 3:50am (Saturday 27 February 2021), police responded to reports that a silver Kia Cerato, travelling west along Lowry Street, Cardiff, had crashed into two parked cars.
The driver, a 30-year-old man, was prevented from leaving the scene by several bystanders until police arrived.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended and commenced an investigation.
Police were informed that immediately after the collision the driver was seen acting suspiciously near a tree. A search of this area located a home-made pistol and a bag of ammunition.
A further search of the man and his vehicle located a quantity of methyl-amphetamine and alprazolam as well as more than $14,000 cash.
The man was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with the following:
- Negligent driving
- Possess unauthorised pistol
- Possess unregistered firearm-pistol
- Possess loaded firearm public place
- Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit
- Possess prohibited drug
- Possess prescribed restricted substance
- Deal with property proceeds of drive
The Marmong Point man has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 28 February 2021).
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.