A man who was arrested at his Alfredton home on Friday after a police search has appeared at court.
Police allegedly uncovered five guns, drugs and ammunition during the search.
Detectives from the Illicit Firearms Unit searched the Cedar Avenue address about 8.30am on Friday morning.
Police released a video of detectives seizing the illegal items.
Nathan Gartside, 31, was remanded in custody at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Charge sheets, obtained by The Courier, reveal he is charged with 15 offences, including possessing a traffickable quantity of firearms, which is two or more.
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Gartside was subject to a firearms prohibition order at the time and was a prohibited person to possess a firearm.
The charges include being a prohibited person possessing a firearm and a firearm related item and possessing ammunition.
The charge sheets reveal one of the firearms was believed to be stolen and one of the firearms had its serial number removed.
Gartside is also charged with possessing methylamphetamine and other drugs and possessing a controlled weapon without excuse.
Defence lawyer Heidi Keighran told the court about Gartside's custody management issues, including mental health concerns, as he is diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADHD.
She said he also had an acquired brain injury and was withdrawing from methamphetamine and prescription medication.
Gartside did not make an application for bail at court on Monday.
He will return to the Ballarat Magistrates' Court in mid-June for a mention of his case.
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