THIS pen is definitely mightier than a sword.
Central Hunter drug squad detectives made a eyebrow-raising discovery on Thursday when they raided a Thornton residence as part of an investigation into methamphetamine (ice) supply.
Among the items allegedly seized during the search warrant was a small metal pen, which could hold and shoot a small calibre bullet.
The “single-shot pen gun”, as well as a small quantity of ice, was taken away for analysis.
Other evidence discovered at the Campden Street property prompted investigators to arrest a 39-year-old man at his home and take him to Maitland police station.
He was later charged with supplying large commercial quantity of prohibited drug, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing ammunition without holding a licence or permit, and possessing a prohibited weapon.
He was refused bail.