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.