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Online promotion for the party FrostyFrapTangle, which police say had not been legally organised.
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Police claim to have seized $30,000 worth of drugs at a rave party near Coffs Harbour over the weekend and charged two Lismore men with drug supply.

In total, 19 people were arrested during the unauthorised Frosty FrapTangle, an 24-hour event which started at 2pm on Saturday (June 28), at a rural property at Upper Orara.

Police, including drug-detection dogs, conducted 253 vehicle searches, including random breath tests.

Officers located and seized cannabis, cocaine, speed, ecstasy (MDMA) and LSD, with an ‘estimated potential street value’ of $34,000.

They charged two 21-year-old Lismore men and one 19-year-old Forresters Beach man with drug possession and drug supply.

A further 25 people were issued cannabis cautions, 41 vehicles were found to be containing drugs and 21 traffic infringement notices were handed out.

Acting Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command crime manager, detective acting inspector Peter O’Reilly, said police had been ‘working closely with the council to prevent unauthorised dance parties from taking place in our community.’

“We have received reports that a young woman was taken to hospital during the event for treatment for a suspected drug overdose.

“People need to remember that police aren’t here to spoil anyone’s fun, our job is to minimise harm and keep our community safe,” Det A/Insp O’Reilly said.

The arrested men were granted strict conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday July 21.


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