A TEENAGE driver who almost smashed into a police car while driving erratically through Sydney’s west allegedly had a loaded gun, cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash in his car.
Officers from Strike Force Raptor were patrolling Aubrey Street in Granville around 7.30pm last night when a vehicle pulled out from a side street and almost ploughed into their car.
Police said the driver pulled over to the side of the road, got out of his car and was walking away when officers stopped him.
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During a search of his car, officers allegedly found a loaded golden Glock, cocaine, prescription drugs and almost $4500 in cash.
The 19-year-old man was arrested and taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with 10 offences, including:
- Possess loaded firearm in a public place;
- Possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in a public place;
- Possess unauthorised pistol;
- Possess unregistered firearm (pistol);
- Use, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm;
- Possess ammunition without holding licence;
- Not keep firearm safely (pistol);
- Supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity/not cannabis);
- Possess a prohibited drug, and;
- Knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime.
The teen was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.
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