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Police yesterday charged two men and a woman after allegedly seizing drugs and firearms during a raid in East Lismore yesterday, as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of methamphetamine (ice) in the Richmond Local Area Command.

About 3pm Thursday (August 27), detectives from the Richmond Local Area Command raided a house on Esmonde Street.

They arrested a 35-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman at the scene.

During a search of the house, police found drugs alleged to be 1.5kg of cannabis leaf, LSD in liquid and tab form, methamphetamine, hash and prescription medication.

Police also allegedly seized ammunition and two firearms: a .22 calibre pistol and a 12 gauge double-barrelled shotgun.

All three occupants of the house were taken to Lismore Police Station.

The 35-year-old man was charged with possess unauthorised pistol, not keep firearm safely, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug (x2), manufacture prohibited drug, possess drug implement, and goods in custody.

The 44-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug (x2), and possess prohibited drug (x2).

The 33-year-old woman was charged with possess prohibited drug (x2), and breach of bail.

All three were refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court today (Friday August 28).

Investigations are continuing and further charges are expected.


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