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About 1am, police stopped a white Holden Commodore near the intersection of Bent and Ryan Streets, South Grafton, and searched the vehicle, finding a machete, a knife, some methyl amphetamine and .22 calibre bullets.

During a subsequent search of the men, police found a loaded .22 calibre sawn-off rifle down the pants of a 23-year-old man and prescription drugs on a 27-year-old man.

Both were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.

The 23-year-old man was charged with possess loaded firearm in public place, alter/deface identification mark on a firearm, possess ammunition without licence, possess shortened firearm (not pistol) and possess unlawful firearm.

He was refused bail and was due to appear at Grafton Local Court yesterday.

The 27-year-old man was charged with possess prescribed restricted substance and has been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on Monday 20 April 2015.

The two other men, aged 24 and 28, were released pending further inquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

 


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