Man charged with firearms and drug offences – Orange State by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 16, 2016 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. Want your business advertised online with the News Of The Area? With 11,383 page-views over the last one month, you’ll reach your online audience & customers. Email us today for a quote: [email protected] 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).