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Monday, June 24, 2024

Man charged over drugs, guns, replica grenade seizure

A 54-year-old man has been charged after drugs, weapons and a replica grenade were seized from a property in the state’s Riverina.

Police say that just after 11.30am yesterday, officers attached to Riverina Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Ashmont Avenue, Ashmont and spoke with the 54-year-old resident.

“It will be alleged police located an inert grenade, which is a training model/replica,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

“A search of the premises also allegedly uncovered a .308 calibre rifle, cannabis and a plastic toy pistol, which officers seized.”

The man was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with possess unregistered firearm-not pistol, possess unauthorised firearm, possess or use a military-style weapon without permit, not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited firearm, and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail, to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on July 21.

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