Man charged after drugs, gun found in Wollongong hotel room: police

A Fairy Meadow man has been charged after he was allegedly found in possession of drugs and a gun during a search of a Wollongong hotel room this week.

Officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor South searched the room at a hotel on Gladstone Avenue about 11.30am on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into the ongoing supply and distribution of methamphetamine.

Police will allege drugs believed to be methamphetamine, heroin and Valium were found during the search, along with a replica pistol, shotgun cartridges and a stun device.

All items were seized and will undergo forensic examination.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Wollongong police station.

He was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug, possessing an unauthorised pistol, and possessing a prescribed restricted substance.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.

A second man, aged 33, was also arrested at the scene. He was charged in relation to outstanding offences and will also appear in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009. It conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.