Gulmarrad man up on firearm charge



POLICE have been ordered to test a box of ammunition and a gun allegedly found at a Clarence Valley man's home.

Graeme Keith Boylett, of Gulmarrad, appeared in the Ballina Local Court this week on charges including drug supply and possession of an unregistered firearm.

A statement of police facts presented to the court said a .22 calibre Derrenger style pistol was found at Boylett's home along with half-a-box of ammunition in December.

Magistrate Christopher Bone asked police to confirm if the ammunition could be used in the rifle, before he determined Boylett's fate.

"It seems if they could be used in the pistol, it's a much more sinister situation," Mr Bone said.

Boylett's lawyer said the gun and ammunition belonged to his grandfather who served in World War II.

The case was adjourned until June 30 to allow police time to test the ammunition.

Boylett's bail was continued.



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