The man at the centre of a dramatic police raid in Port Kennedy allegedly armed himself with a shotgun during the bust, a court has been told. Troy Bruce Edwards, 33, is facing 26 weapon and drugs charges after police last week descended on the Port Kennedy address in the early hours of Wednesday morning. When police arrived, they could not get through the front door because it was fortified with steel, so tactical response group officers had to use a chainsaw to get into the fortress, cutting through a roller shutter before smashing through a window. Hours later, a man wearing crocs and a white shirt — later identified as Mr Edwards — was escorted out of the house in handcuffs. Detectives were also seen taking bags of evidence from the house, one of which appeared to contain firearms. Mr Edwards appeared via video link before Rockingham Magistrates Court on Monday, where duty counsel Stacey Byrne advised she would be making a bail application on Mr Edwards’ behalf. She said although the allegations were serious, they weren’t “so serious to not grant an application for bail”. Prosecutor Sgt Brian Sutherland raised concerns with the bail application, revealing to the court that Mr Edwards had allegedly armed himself with a shotgun at the time of the raid. “When police were attempting to enter the house, he armed himself with a shotgun,” Sgt Sutherland said. “When he realised it was police he unloaded the ammunition and threw the gun down. “Police also located three grams of MDMA and a serious amount of meth.” Ms Byrne said there was a co-accused charged in relation to the incident, who was granted bail last week. “Mr Edwards has a substantial surety and conditions can be imposed to not be in possession of any firearms to alleviate the court’s concerns,” she said. “He would reside with his mother and brother, who will be a prosocial support for him. Ms Byrne said Mr Edwards was “compliant when he realised it was police officers” raiding the address. Magistrate Steven Malley said that based on the “nature of the charges”, he would only consider home detention bail. “The charges are most serious and a home detention assessment will need to be arranged,” Mr Malley said. “Mr Edwards, I will only be considering home detention bail which means you will have to reside at the address 24/7 and under GPS monitoring.” He was remanded in custody until April 3 to allow time for a home detention report.