A man has been charged with firearms and drug offences in the state’s Central West yesterday.
Just after 11.30pm (Sunday 14 August 2016), police attended a home on Bathurst Road, Orange, following reports a man was acting suspiciously.
Officers from Canobolas Local Area Command attended and located a 28–year-old man allegedly armed with a machete outside the home.
The man was disarmed and arrested without incident.
Police searched the home and allegedly located and seized a sawn off rifle, ammunition, and cannabis.
The 28-year-old man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with possess shortened firearm, possess unregistered firearm, possess ammunition without holding a licence and possess prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to face Orange Local Court today (Monday 15 August 2016).