Man charged with firearm offences – Lake Macquarie

A man has been charged with drug offences after a vehicle stop in Lake Macquarie yesterday.

About 11am (Friday 26 June 2015), Northern Region Highway Patrol officers directed a car to stop at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Pacific Highway, Gateshead.

The vehicle pulled over as directed and police spoke to the occupants. The vehicle was also searched.

Police allegedly located 2.4 grams of methylamphetamine (“Ice”) and cash.

The passenger, a 22-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Charlestown Police Station.

Police investigations led to a search warrant being executed on a relative’s home in Macquarie Hills where four replica-style firearms were seized.

The 22-year-old man was charged with possess prohibited drug and was granted conditional bail to appear before Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

Inquiries are continuing and further charges are expected regarding the replica firearms seized.

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