Ballina trio charged with drugs, assault

A man and two women have been charged over alleged drug and assault offences following a search warrant in Ballina yesterday.

Richmond Local Area Command police had received reports that a 32-year-old woman had allegedly been assaulted by a man using a stun gun.

Police executed a search warrant at a home on Crane Street, where they allegedly located cannabis, methylamphetamine, prescribed medications, cash and a stun gun. All items were seized for forensic examination.

Three people were at the scene at the time of the search warrant.

A 43-year-old woman was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug. A court date is yet to be determined.

A second woman, aged 22, and a 42-year-old man, were arrested at the scene and taken to Ballina Police Station, where the woman was charged with assault.

She will appear at Lismore Local Court today (Wednesday 13 January 2016).

The man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possess prohibited weapon, possess prohibited drug, possess prescribed restricted substance, and deal with proceeds of crime.

He has been refused bail, to appear at Lismore Local Court today.


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