A Wongarbon man who police alleged was "strongly associated with other people in the Dubbo area with significant criminal histories" has been convicted of unauthorised firearm possession in court.
Wayne John Hammond denied having anything illegal in his possession on January 2 when police arrived to search his home, court documents revealed.
In Dubbo Local Court last week the 60-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing prohibited steel handcuffs and an unauthorised .45 calibre air rifle police discovered during the search of his home.
"Nah they would never give me a licence," Hammond said when police asked if he ever tried to register the firearm or get a licence to possess it.
Magistrate Gary Wilson placed Hammond on a community corrections order for 12 months and he was ordered to be of good behavior.