Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Man Jailed for Drugs, Guns

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Man Jailed for Drugs, Guns

Article excerpt

POLICE wanted to speak to Michael Joseph Tapp on August 31, 2010, in relation to a previous conviction warrant but that matter ended up being the tip of the iceberg.

Tapp, 35, of South Grafton, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment (with a seven-month non-parole period) in Grafton District Court on Monday for the possession of unlicensed firearms, supplying methylamphetamines and cannabis and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Police spotted Tapp at the front of his McCosker Ave address on the morning of August 31, 2010, but he re-entered the home, the court heard.

Officers called for additional police to help secure the arrest, surrounded the home and called for Tapp to come out.

Upon receiving no response, police entered the house through a bedroom window but could not find Tapp.

While looking for Tapp, an officer noticed the butt of a gun under a bed and pulled out a blanket which encased four firearms a an automatic Striling M505 rifle, a Lithgow . …

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