A MAN has been charged after a body search allegedly revealed an unregistered pistol.
Police said the weapon was found about 2.30am on Saturday, after a car was pulled over for a random breath test on Shoal Bay Road in Shoal Bay.
The driver, a 22-year-old man, returned a negative result, but he was searched.
Police allegedly found a metal air pistol on the man.
He was charged with possession of an unregistered pistol.
He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on July 10.