Man allegedly carrying fake gun and ice refused bail

UPDATE: 4:30pm A man who police allege was carrying a replica pistol and the drug ice in the Lismore CBD on Tuesday night has been refused bail at Lismore Local Court.

The 35-year-old man will remain behind bars until his next court appearance on February 1.

INITIAL REPORT:

A MAN allegedly carrying a replica pistol, the drug ice, and attempting to hide from police officers behind a telegraph pole in the Lismore CBD overnight has been arrested.

Lismore police sergeant Matt Johnson said at about midnight on Tuesday police patrolling Dawson St identified two men who were known to police.

"One of the men allegedly attempted to hide behind a telegraph pole to avoid officers," he said.

"When he was called by officers to approach the police vehicle he allegedly stated that he had a plastic gun."

Sgt Johnson said officers searched the 35-year-old Lismore man and allegedly found a replica pistol and a 'crystal substance' believed to be drugs.

"Police will allege there were no identifying markings on the pistol to say it was a toy or a replica," he said.

The pistol and drugs were seized by police and the man was arrested and taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and possessing a prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail and was due to appear in Lismore Local Court today.



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