Police uncover assault rifle and drugs inside Pottsville home

A SKS rifle believed to look similar to the one seized by Tweed Police.

TWEED POLICE have charged a 42-year-old man in Pottsville with a range of drug and firearm offences including the possession of a semi-automatic military-style rifle.

Local police said they uncovered a variety of guns, drugs and ammo at the Lennon Circuit home at 10am on Monday (December 19), when officers responded to reports of a domestic violence incident.

The man had alleged left the scene and officers searched the home and seized a loaded handgun, methyl amphetamine and cannabis, while they also seized an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle (believed to be similar to the one pictured but not identical), ammunition and military ordinance from a shed was also found.

Acting on information received, officers attended a home on Urliup Road at Carool, about 15km south-west of Tweed Heads, shortly before 12.30pm on Thursday (December 29); about 3.50pm. The 42-year-old a man surrendered to police and was arrested.

The man was taken to Tweeds Heads Police Station where he was charged with 11 offences including two counts of possess unregistered firearm, two counts of not keep firearm safely, three counts of possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, and possess prescribed restricted substance.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday, December 30).