An Albion Park Rail man already subject to a Firearms Prohibition Order has had fresh charges laid against him, accused of being in possession of several types of ammunition.
Police will allege that Joseph Lewis Tighe, 29, was in possession of 283 rounds of 0.22 calibre, 73 rounds of 0.303 calibre and 67 rounds of 12 gauge when they searched his home earlier this week.
In police facts tendered to Wollongong Local Court on Saturday, a relative living with the accused discovered a Coles bag filled with ammunition when cleaning his room on Thursday. She alerted police who then came and confiscated the ammunition.
On Friday police returned to the premises to arrest Mr Tighe, who was already wanted for numerous traffic offences in the Shoalhaven and in breach of a Firearms Prohibition Order, according to the facts.
In opposing a bail application made by Mr Tighe in court, police prosecutor Sergeant Kylie Talty said he had a significant criminal history and he had convictions for offences involving firearms and possession of ammunition prior.
Bail was formerly refused by Registrar Bruiceen Coulthard, with the accused to reappear in court on Monday February 11.