Police Media: Firearm / drugs Tamworth, Parkes, Ballina

Police charge man over alleged drug, firearm possession

Friday, 27 May 2016

Police have charged a man for alleged drug and firearm offences following a search warrant in Tamworth yesterday.

About 11.20am (Thursday 26 May 2016), officers from the Tamworth Target Action Group stopped man driving a Mazda utility on Robert Street, South Tamworth.

Police searched the man’s vehicle. During the search, police will allege drugs and ammunition were located. The 28-year-old man was arrested and taken back to Tamworth Police Station.

About 12.38pm, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Hall Street, East Tamworth.

During the search, police will allege a hydroponic setup, 4 cannabis plants, cannabis leaf, cannabis seed, ammunition, a firearm were located. All items were seized and will be forensically examined.

The man was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, five counts of possess prohibited drug, possession of equipment for administering prohibited drug, possess unregistered firearm, possess shortened forearm, use, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm, and two counts of possess ammunition without holding licence/permit.

He was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Friday 27 May 2016).

Man charged with weapons and drugs offences

Friday, 27 May 2016

A man will face court after police allegedly located drugs and weapons during a search of a house.

About 11.35am yesterday (Thursday 26 May 2016), officers attended a home on Maguire Road, Parkes, where they executed a search warrant.

During the search, police allegedly located various types of prohibited drugs, drug paraphernalia, a firearm and a prohibited weapon.

Following inquiries, a 32-year-old man attended Parkes Police Station where he was arrested.

He was subsequently charged with a number of offences including possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Parkes Local Court on Monday 1 August 2016.

Child injured after finding replica air pistol

BB Gun - Tamworth
BB pistol with CO2 cartridges and BBs. It can shoot at up to 480 feet per second (150 m/s)
(under CC BY-SA 3.0)

Wednesday, 25 May

Police are reminding the community to stay vigilant with firearm safety after a child was injured in the state’s north.

About 7pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016, a three-year-old girl was residing at a property on North Creek Road, Ballina when she allegedly found an unsecured replica air pistol (BB gun).

The three-year-old girl allegedly discharged the weapon, shooting herself in the leg.

A 39-year-old man took the child to Ballina District Hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove the projectile.

Officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command were notified and attended the hospital and commenced an investigation.

Police seized the replica pistol.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing, with charges expected to be laid.

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