Man charged with firearm offences after vehicle stop in Kingswood

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A man will face court today after being charged with firearm offences.

About 2am yesterday, officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command stopped a vehicle on Santley Crescent, Kingswood.

Officers observed the 33-year-old driver to ingest an amount of drugs before removing him from the vehicle and conducting a search.

A loaded, shortened .22 calibre rifle was allegedly located in the boot of the car.

The 33-year-old man was arrested and conveyed to Nepean Hospital for medical assessment.

At 8pm, the man was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with ‘possess shortened firearm’ and ‘possess loaded firearm in public place’.

He was refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local court today.

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