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Man charged over alleged drug, weapon offences after vehicle stop – Werrington

March 31, 2015

A man has been charged over alleged drug and weapon offences following a vehicle stop in Werrington last week.

About 6.30pm on Friday (27 March 2015), officers attached to Operation Countdown stopped a vehicle on the Great Western Highway regarding traffic matters.

Operation Countdown is a North West Metropolitan Region operation targeting property-related crime.

During a subsequent inspection of the vehicle police located a mobile phone that allegedly contained cocaine and a cutting agent.

Officers also uncovered further drug paraphernalia, a modified firearm, ammunition and a flick knife.

All items were seized after the search and have undergone further forensic examination.

The 38-year-old male driver was taken to St Marys Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug and custody of a knife in a public place.

He was granted bail to appear before Penrith Local Court on Wednesday 23 April 2015.

Inquiries into the matter are continuing.

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/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.