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Schoolies: cops seize 2 joints

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A massive police presence in Byron Bay since Friday has led to criticism of heavy-handedness and the lack of any serious problems during the first week of Schoolies has left many wondering ‘why?’

Certainly Byron’s mayor Jan Barham was not about to answer the question on ABC radio yesterday, when she told her interviewer that ‘questions about policing are a matter for police’.

However the operation’s huge expense has now thankfully been justified after two joints were discovered.

Local activist and peace advocate Harsha Prabhu told Echonetdaily he was approached by an adorable puppy attached to a man in uniform while he participated in a drumming circle on Main Beach.

‘I said it was for medical purposes,’ he said. ‘I told the officer I rolled them with damiana, which appeared to confuse him; however, he noted that down.’ Mr Prabhu says he was given a warning, and says he ‘learned his lesson’.

Police said that they arrested two people for disorderly conduct, 14 people were caught with drugs and 12 licensing breaches were recorded.

Along with horse-mounted police, dog squads, riot vans, a prison bus and RBT stations, police were also seen enjoying Byron’s many attractions such as fine dining restaurants and pubs and clubs.

It is unclear if their holiday is connected to Schoolies week.


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