Richmond Local Area Command police seized a replica pistol and a bandanna from a 19-year-old driver at Goonellabah in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Around 4.30am this morning officers were on patrol in Goonellabah when they saw a silver Mitsubishi Lancer travelling the opposite direction. The vehicle slowed as it passed.
Police turned around and pulled the vehicle over.
They that when the 19-year-old P-plate driver stopped and the vehicle was searched they found a replica pistol and a red bandanna inside the glove box.
The man was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station where he was interviewed before being charged with possessing an unregistered firearm
Police say they do not have to prove the gun was real as replica firearms ‘are treated as if they are real’.
The matter has been set for the of April 4 at Lismore Local Court.