A man who was found with a bag of ammunition in his car was convicted when he appeared in Orange Local Court on Monday.
Luke Daniel Spicer, 36, of Burrendong Way, Mullion Creek, said he was driving a farm ute and forgot the bag containing rounds of various calibre including .22, 30-06 and .450 was in the vehicle and said they were left from when he used to have a gun licence.
According to police, Spicer had stopped his Toyota Hilux on Matthews Avenue at 2.11pm on April 25, before he and the vehicle were searched.
Solicitor Joshua Pigott said Spicer was driving with a full load and stopped because he had a loose tyre.
"He ought to have known what was in his truck," Mr Pigott said.
Spicer was given a 12-month conditional release order and the ammunition was forfeited.
Police find rifle round and cannabis due to dim headlight
A man who was found in possession of a 0.22 calibre rifle round and 2.1 grams of cannabis was sentenced in his absence at Orange Local Court on Monday.
Andrew Mark Hogben, 33, of Old Bundarra Road, Inverell, was stopped while driving on Spring Street, Orange, at 12.45am on April 10 because his left headlight was not very bright.
He was fined $220 for possession of the cannabis and $440 for possession of the ammunition, which he said he found at work.
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