Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

CACHE BONUS; Corindi Drug Raid Turns Up Unexpected Weapons Haul

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

CACHE BONUS; Corindi Drug Raid Turns Up Unexpected Weapons Haul

Article excerpt

A MAN arrested during a drug raid on a Corindi Beach property allegedly kept a stash of illegal weapons, including a fully automatic SKS military rifle.

Police have charged Carl Vernon Cook, 46, with 14 firearm offences and supplying cannabis.

Cook faced the allegations in the Coffs Harbour Local Court this week, in his first appearance before a magistrate since his arrest on September 16.

Police allege Cook was found in possession of several unregistered and unlicensed firearms, including a bolt-action rifle fitted with a scope, a 12-gauge pump action shotgun and the SKS rifle.

The supply charges relate to an amount of cannabis, which was seized by police.

It's alleged Cook was caught distributing more than 1.4kg of the drug and 200 cannabis seeds when he was arrested on the property during the raid.

Three other Central Coast men were also arrested and charged during the sting.

Officers from the State Crime Command moved on the property between 8. …

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