A man and a woman faced court on Saturday charged with firearm offences, after police allegedly found a loaded homemade handgun during a vehicle search at Nowra.
About 8.20pm on Friday, officers from South Coast Police District stopped a maroon Ford Falcon sedan on Jervis Street, Nowra.
Police spoke with the driver, a 30-year-old man, before searching the car.
As officers searched the vehicle, a 46-year-old woman approached police and was also searched.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police found a homemade firearm. An examination of the firearm revealed it was loaded with a .22 calibre round.
As officers attempted to arrest the man, he allegedly resisted. The man and woman were arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station, where they were both charged.
The woman was charged with possess loaded firearm in a public place, and possess unregistered firearm in a public place. The man was charged with the same two charges, as well as with resisting an officer in the execution of duty.