Man charged after drugs, firearm and property seized, NSW

A man has been charged after firearms, property and cannabis plants were seized in a national park in the state’s north.

Officers from New England Police District received information relating to thefts in the Ebor, Dorrigo and Bellingen areas.

Yesterday (Thursday 24 January 2019), police attended the Cathedral Rock National Park at Ebor and recovered two ATVs, a loaded .22 calibre pump action rifle, assorted ammunition, a knuckle duster, fridges, generators, cash, various power and non-power tools, smashed National Park collection boxes and assorted other items.

The total value of these items has been estimated at over $50,000.

A cannabis site was also located with 193 cannabis plants seized from a netted and fenced area.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Armidale Police Station. He was interviewed and charged with unauthorised possession of firearm, unauthorised possession of ammunition and possess prohibited weapon.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Armidale Local Court Tuesday 29 January 2019.

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