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Police investigating the death of a man at Lismore Base Hospital last week have charged two men after prohibited drugs were seized following a search warrant yesterday.

Police executed a search warrant at a home on Wenga Drive, Alstonvale, about 4.55pm on Thursday.

It will be alleged that during the search cannabis seeds, MDMA powder, illicit mushrooms, cash and 1.15kg of cannabis, with an estimated street value of $25,375, were located and seized.

A 24-year-old man was arrested after he was also searched at the home and cannabis was allegedly located.

He has been charged with supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug and granted conditional bail, to appear at to appear at Lismore Local Court on 14 March 2016.

Further inquiries led police to arrest a 23-year-man at a bar in Byron Bay about 5.40pm yesterday.

He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where he was charged with commercial supply of a prohibited drug and supply of a prohibited drug.

The man has been refused bail, to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (22 January 2016).

It will be alleged the 23-year-old man supplied prohibited drugs to a second 23-year-old man, who died in Lismore Base Hospital on Monday 18 January 2016. However, the cause of that man’s death is still unknown.

A critical incident investigation is underway to investigate the man’s death, and Strike Force Quench has been formed as inquiries continue.

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