Man charged with firearms and drug offences – Orange

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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.

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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).

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