Police charge man after vehicle stop at Coonabarabran

A man will face court today charged after firearm parts and drugs were seized during a vehicle stop in the state’s central west.

About 3pm yesterday (Monday 18 September 2023), officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District were patrolling Knight Street, Coonabarabran, when they stopped a BMW for a random breath and drug test, which returned a negative result.

Police searched the vehicle, where they located drug paraphernalia, cash, cannabis, ammunition, and firearms parts. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A 29-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Coonabarabran Police Station.

He was charged with licence expired, supply prohibited drug, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority and deal with property proceeds of crime.

The Killingworth man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Tuesday 19 September 2023).

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