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The arrest follows investigations into the cultivation of cannabis in and around the the Murwillumbah area by officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command’s Target Action Group.

About 3pm on Tuesday, police attended a home on Summerfield Drive, Stokers Siding, and were granted entry.

Officers searched the house and seized 50 cannabis plants, hydroponic equipment, over 1.3kg of cannabis head/leaf, cannabis seeds, prescription medication, two air rifles and a flick knife.

The 33-year-old man was spoken to at the house and later attended Tweed Head police station where he was arrested and charged with numerous offences.

They were: enhanced cultivation of a prohibited plant, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, possessing a prescribed restricted substance, supplying a prohibited drug, not keeping a firearm safely, possessing an unregistered firearm, and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, 28 September.

 


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