A MEMBER of the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang allegedly found with weapons, drugs, cash and a coastal carpet python during a raid at Wyee on Wednesday has been granted strict conditional bail in Newcastle Local Court.
Frederick Colin Sydney Lewis, 46, appeared in court on Thursday charged with 23 offences, including eight counts of possession or use of a prohibited weapon without a permit, five counts of supplying a prohibited drug and a charge of possessing protected fauna.
Mr Lewis did not enter any pleas.
But he did apply for bail, which was granted by a registrar on a number of strict conditions, including daily reporting to police and a $5000 surety.
The matter was adjourned to Toronto Local Court on April 9.
Police attached to Strike Force Raptor North say they searched the Pirama Road property at Wyee about 7.30am on Wednesday as part of their ongoing work targeting the illegal activities out outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Police allege they found a raft of weapons and drugs at the property, including slingshots, bladed walking canes, flails, an electronic stun device, 1.6 kilograms of cannabis leaf, 28 cannabis plants, methamphetamine and cash.
Investigators also recovered a Mitsubishi Triton utility they believe is stolen, ammunition and the coastal carpet python.
Mr Lewis was arrested at the property, police said.
The seized items will be forensically examined.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.