Mandurah: Man fined for unlicensed ammunition ‘found it in a skip bin’

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A MAN who had 121 rounds of unlicensed ammunition in his van told police he found them “inside a skip bin”.

Paul Steven Bevan (34) was fined $700 when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court yesterday .

He pleaded guilty to possessing methylamphetamine and unlicensed ammunition.

Bevan was driving north on Mandurah Road in his white Mazda van when he was stopped by police for a breath test on March 3.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Fallows said during a search of his van, police found one clip seal bag containing 0.02 grams of meth. Bevan told police the meth was his.

Police also found 121 rounds of ammunition inside Bevan’s van including federal rifle primers, .22 rounds and 9mm Luger rounds.

Bevan told police he found the ammunition all in a skip bin on the Great Northern Highway. He also admitted he did not have a firearms license.

Bevan, who represented himself, said personal issues were holding him back.

Magistrate Anne Longden fined Bevan $700 and ordered the ammunition be destroyed.

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