Man fronts court on drug, gun, theft charges

A LAUNCESTON man has been arrested with five firearms, 200 rounds of ammunition, thousands of dollars in stolen property, and $6680 cash, police allege.

Adam Maxwell Cox, 34, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court yesterday.

Mr Cox has pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from his arrest on Tuesday at Bridgenorth except the firearm offences.

Police allege the defendant had a Salvia 620 air-rifle, Lever arch .22 rifle, CMC Australian Mountaineer .243 rifle, a Springfield .22 rifle and a CZ453 .17 rifle in the Bridgenorth home where he was living.

Police said they also found a Husaberg motorcycle, Yamaha Grizzly quad bike, a Ducati and a Makita drill which they allege are stolen.

Mr Cox has also been charged with dealing in proceeds of crime which was committed to the Supreme Court in Launceston for trial following his plea of not guilty.

Other charges included possessing meth and assault by allegedly hitting a woman in the face.

Magistrate Simon Brown adjourned the firearm matters for plea until June 30.

An application for bail by lawyer Adrian Hall was denied.