Two charged after loaded firearm seized during vehicle stop

A VEHICLE stop in Nambucca Heads has led to firearms and drugs charges being heard in court today.

Two men have been charged after a loaded firearm was located just before 5am on Friday when police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command stopped a Holden Commodore on Marshall Way at Nambucca Heads.

During a search of the vehicle officers located and seized a loaded 12 gauge shotgun.

The two men who were in the Commodore were arrested and taken to Macksville Police Station.

Police later executed a search warrant at a home on Jellico St in Macksville where they located a .410 shortened shotgun, ammunition and a small amount of cannabis.

The 32-year-old man was charged with possessing a loaded firearm in public and possessing a shortened firearm.

The 25-year-old man was charged with two counts of possessing a shortened firearm; supplying a prohibited drug; possessing a prohibited drug and possessing ammunition.

Both men were refused bail and appeared at Macksville Local Court on Friday where they were both remanded in custody to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.



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