Three ‘lane boys’ will face court next month after they were charged with drug supply and disguise offences in Nimbin’s Rainbow Lane on Saturday (January 7).
Police say they were conducting general patrols in Nimbin at about 10.30am , when they spotted three masked males in the laneway.
The group ran from the area, but were pursued on foot by police.
They subsequently stopped and searched the trio, allegedly seizing $3,205 cash, three masks and two kilos of cannabis.
All three were arrested and taken to Ballina Police Station where they were charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug and disguise face with intent to commit serious indictable offence.
A 27-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday February 6, while a 16-year-old boy was granted conditional bail to appear at a Children’s Court on Friday February 10.
Police publication of the arrests has sparked 75 comments on the Richmond LAC Facebook page – with few of them positive.
Ruben Gonzalez wrote, ‘Meanwhile some kid is having an epileptic fit and needs this stuff.’
Jarrod Costello responded, ‘And people are dying in Agony’ (sic).
Craig Weston argued, ‘meanwhile ice is being made in mobile labs and destroying rural and cities communies EVERWHERE well done’.
Lindy Hawkins wrote, ‘I am a great supporter of the police and believe that they do a great job but to waste valuable resources arresting cannabis dealers instead of using all their available manpower closing down ice and meth dealers shows that there is something wrong at the command level.’