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Crystal methyl-amphetamine seized from a car in Bangalow on Thursday (March 13). Photo NSW Police
Crystal methyl-amphetamine seized from a car in Bangalow on Thursday (March 13). Photo NSW Police

North coast police are targeting producers of illegal drugs, with a significant meth haul last week and a raid on a marijuana plot on Tuesday morning.

Around 2pm on Thursday (March 13) police from the Richmond Drug Unit stopped and searched a Queensland-registered vehicle on Bangalow Road, Bangalow.

Police allege they found 80.5 grams of crystal methyl-amphetamine secreted in various pouches/containers within the vehicle and behind panels in the vehicle.

They also seized cash from among personal belongings of the driver and a further 2.5 grams of crystal meth in the passenger’s handbag and cosmetics bag.

Police estimated the haul had a street value of $80,000.

The 44-year-old male driver and 39-year-old female passenger were charged with drug supply and possession respectively.

Grass farm

At 11am Tuesday morning (March 17) the Richmond Drug Unit were on the case again, raiding a property on Sextonville Road near Casino.

They seized 25 large marijuana plants along with 217 grams of dried cannabis.

A 43-year-old man will be charged with cultivation and possession.

Police estimate the street value of the plants at $50,000.

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