Banora Point man to face charges for massive weapons cache

A BANORA Point man will stand trial on serious drug and weapons charges in the district court on March 25.

Tweed Byron detectives and Federal Police conducted a search of Leslie Thomas Rynan's Banora Point home on March 11 last year.

Police allege a search of the premises uncovered more than 58 grams of ecstasy (MDMA), more than 55 grams of cannabis, amphetamines and components of a pill press.

A number of items were seized by officers including an allegedly stolen camera, drivers licence and bank key card.

Next officers conducted a search of a Tweed Heads industrial unit rented by 60-year-old Rynan.

During the search police allege they found 157 12 gauge shotgun rounds, 58 .22 calibre bullets, a .410 gauge shot gun shell and MDMA tablets featuring the Superman logo.

Officers also allegedly discovered a Zippo lighter style hand gun designed to fire .22 calibre bullets at the industrial unit.

Rynan was arrested and charged with 14 offences. Police facts tendered to the court stated it was believed the pill press could produce 300 to 400 tablets per hour.

 


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