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A man has been charged after prohibited drugs and explosive devices were located at a home in the Hunter region yesterday.

Officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District Proactive Crime Team conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search at a home on Fifth Street, Weston, about 10.30am (Wednesday 1 July 2020).

During the search, police located and seized an amount of methylamphetamine, cannabis, more than $10,000 cash, drug paraphernalia, and explosive detonators.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man at the scene and he was taken to Cessnock Police Station.

He was charged with seven offences including:

  • Possess prohibited drug (x4)
  • Possess, supply or make explosive for unlawful purpose
  • Goods in custody suspected being stolen (x2)

He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 2 July 2020).

Specialist police were called to the station to safely destroy the explosive materials.