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A sniffer dog was used throughout Lismore hotels last night following the Lismore races but only one person was detected with a ‘small amount of cannabis’.

Apart from that, Richmond Local Area command duty officer Rob Hindle said police were pleased with the behaviour of the 4,000-strong crowd attending the Lismore race day.

Acting inspector Hindle said the man with cannabis was detected in a ‘licensed premised in Keen Street’ and cautioned.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old Lismore man will appear in Lismore Local Court today after being bail refused following a police pursuit.

Insp Hindle said the pursuit began after the man failed to stop for a random breath test.

It began on Woodlawn Road, North Lismore, and ended when the man drove to the Lismore police station.

He was charged with not stopping and driving recklessly (Skye’s Law) as well as special category prescribed concentration of alcohol.

Insp Hindle said police allege the man had a blood-alcohol content reading of 0.20, but because his licence had been suspended he was charged as a special category.

As well, police arrested a 47-year-old man who had allegedly broken into a laundromat in Terrania Street, North Lismore.

Insp Hindle said police caught the man inside a locked room at the laundromat and charged him with break and enter and malicious damage.

He was released on bail and will appear in the Lismore local court on 20 October.

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  1. Poor little sniffer doggy, worked all day only to find one ‘person with a small amount of cannabis’. These hard-working doggies only get a reward if they sniff and indicate cannabis.
    I feel so sorry for them when they don’t sniff any and therefore get no rewards. It must be very disheartening for them.
    So I say to all sniffer doggie lovers/supporters fill a spray bottle with diluted cannabis tincture and spray
    the base of every lamppost in town ( and the backsides of every stray dog) just to make sure the sniffer doggies get plenty of rewards during their day-long sniffing jobs.


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