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.
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.