A man has been arrested following a raid on a house in Muswellbrook.
Detectives executed a search warrant at a property on Maitland Street where they allegedly seized 20kg of cannabis, a firearm, ammunition and a bag containing white powder – alleged to be cocaine.
Sergeant Vanessa Bolas from Police Media said the raid came after they pulled a car 90 kilometers away.
“Highway Patrol officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were patrolling the Cessnock area when they stopped a sedan at about 8 am on Tuesday 19 December 2023), on Wine Country Drive,” she said.
“Police will allege in court when the driver – a 27-year-old man – and the vehicle were searched they found 50 rounds of ammunition, a mobile phone and $2500 cash.
“The man was taken to Cessnock Police station where he was charged with three counts of possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, deal with property proceeds of crime less than $100000, supply cannabis more than indictable and less than commercial quantity, and possess prohibited drug.”
He was refused bail to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on Tuesday 16 January 2024.