Firearms charges laid after RBT and vehicle search

A SANDY Beach man will front court charged after police located a semi-automatic pistol while searching a car.

About 11.30pm on Wednesday, officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command stopped a Holden Commodore on Turpentine Ave, Sandy Beach, in order to submit the driver to a random breath test.

Police searched the vehicle and located a pair of knuckle dusters and a Beretta pistol.

Officers also seized a car CD player and remote control car that are suspected of being unlawfully obtained.

The 27-year-old male driver was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm, not keeping firearm safely, possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permit and having goods in custody suspected of being stolen.

The man was refused bail to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today.
 



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