Loaded firearm seized in Newcastle home

AAP

A loaded pistol, ammunition, drugs and several mobile phones have been seized from a Newcastle property during a police search.

Acting on a tip off, officers entered the Waratah home and seized a .22 calibre loaded pistol, multiple bags of .22 calibre ammunition and shot gun shells, laptops, mobile phones and small quantities of cannabis, methylamphetamine and MDMA.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Newcastle Police Station, but was released pending further inquiries.