AN ARMIDALE man has pleaded guilty to a string of gun and drug offences stemming from a raid by New England police and the state’s gangs squad.
Lance Victor Tracey remains in custody and appeared in Armidale Local Court where he admitted to 11 firearms and drug charges including possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing an unregistered and unauthorised firearm.
Tracey was arrested during a raid on an O’Dell St home in Armidale on June 7 where a Ruger pistol, Tikka rifle with a scope and two other guns were seized.
Following the guilty pleas, the DPP withdrew two charges of supplying amphetamine and possessing stolen goods.
Magistrate Michael Holmes committed the 51-year-old for sentence to the Armidale District Court and ordered authorities to compile a background report ahead of sentencing in November.
Fifteen charges were referred to the higher court and will be dealt with on sentence.