Aggravated home invasion; occupant charged with drugs offences

A man has been charged with several drug offences after his home was the target of a home invasion in Port Stephens.

About 2am yesterday (Wednesday 12 June 2019), a 23-year-old man was at a home on Ocean Avenue, Anna Bay when he was woken by five unknown males.

One of the men allegedly assaulted the 23-year-old occupant, while the others began stealing items.

Police believe that a number of items including drugs, cash and a television were stolen from the premises during the offence.

The men then fled the scene believed to be in a vehicle.

The occupant was taken to Tomaree Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his head, when police were contacted.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended the hospital and spoke with the man.

Police then attended the home on Ocean Avenue and established a crime scene.

During a search, police allegedly located cannabis, MDMA, ketamine, amphetamine, LSD, magic mushrooms and other substances believed to be illicit drugs.

The occupant was arrested upon his release from hospital and was taken to Nelson Bay Police Station.

He was charged with possess prohibited drug (x11), supply prohibited drug (x3) and goods in custody.

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Thursday 13 June 2019).

Detectives from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are continuing to investigate the home invasion incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Raymond Terrace Police on 02 4983 7599 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.