Concealed tasers found by police in Grafton

A 56 year-old Grafton man has been charged with two counts of possess or use prohibited weapon without permit.
A 56 year-old Grafton man has been charged with two counts of possess or use prohibited weapon without permit. Trevor Veale

HOW a man in Grafton came to be in possession of three electronic control devices is still a matter under investigation by police.

Late on Monday night police officers attended a home in Reserve St, Grafton where they seized two electronic control devices and charged a 56-year-old man with two counts of possess or use prohibited weapon without permit.

Acting on further information, officers returned to the home on Tuesday morning to execute a search warrant.

Police will allege that during the search they located another electronic control device, a quantity of cannabis seeds and a safe that is believed to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The electronic control devices, also known as tasers, were concealed as laser torches.

Police were told the high voltage weapons, known as stun guns in the United States, were purchased in Thailand and got through Customs.

The torches can be converted into stun guns by attaching two metal prongs to the front of the device.

A key is inserted in the rear of the device to activate the voltage.

The weapons are prohibited in Australia.

Further inquiries are being conducted by investigators into the circumstances surrounding these incidents.

The man is expected to appear at Grafton Local Court on July 14.

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