A bad day: accused drug dealer charged after illegal turn and epileptic fit

A Merrylands man, 24, has been charged with 13 offences, including for alleged possession of drugs, a knife and firearm, after having an epileptic fit as police questioned him.

Police said they were monitoring illegal right-hand turns from Pitt Street into Sheffield Street at Merrylands, when they allegedly witnessed the accused make the turn.

The officers chased the motorist to a carpark at a home in Sheffield Street and discovered he was driving unlicensed in an unregistered and uninsured car.

Police questioned the accused and asked him if he was in possession of any weapons; he then produced a knife and police confiscated it.

The officers then searched the man and his car and allege to have found nine resealable bags containing the drug ice and cash in a ‘bumbag’.

While being told by police that he was under arrest, the accused had an epileptic fit.

The man’s sister heard the commotion and came out from the home to check on her brother, police said.

When police asked if the man had any medication he was taking, the man’s sister said it was in the garage where he had been living.

Police allege that while searching for the medication they found a firearm and more drugs, including cannabis and tablets. 

The man was taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital under police guard but released after a few hours. 

He was charged with 13 offences, including possession of an illegal firearm, possession of an illegal weapon, supplying a prohibted drug and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court next month.

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