Man charged after firearms, cannabis leaf seized – Lake Haven

A man will face court today after firearms and cannabis were seized from a home on the Central Coast.

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lake Police District executed a search warrant at a house on Inderan Avenue, Lake Haven about 12pm yesterday (Thursday 23 May 2024).

Police seized three unregistered rifles, more than 300 grams of cannabis leaf, six cannabis plants, a flick knife, laser pointer, expandable baton, a firework, $29,000 in cash, a mobile phone and other items related to the supply of prohibited drugs.

The items will undergo forensic examination.

A 56-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Wyong Police Station.

He was charged with 15 offences:

  • Three counts of possess unregistered firearm – not pistol/prohibited firearm
  • Three counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
  • Not keep firearm safely – not pistol/prohibited firearm
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime
  • Possess more than three unregistered firearms without licence/permit
  • Handle explosive/precursor without authorising licence
  • Supply prohibited drug
  • Cultivate prohibited plant
  • Two counts of possess prohibited drug
  • Possess prohibited plant

The man was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today (Friday 24 May 2024).

Police will allege in court the man was involved in the supply of cannabis in Batemans Bay.

It will further be alleged the man possessed a bag containing seven resealable bags of cannabis leaf, cannabis hash, cannabis oil and several resealable bags containing cannabis seeds. Police seized the bag and its contents.

Police allege the man had possession of more 500 grams of cannabis leaf.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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