Teenager charged after sniffer-dog drug search in Tweed mall

A 17-year-old teenager will appear in court today over alleged drug supply offences after a sniffer-dog operation in a Tweed Heads shopping mall yesterday.

Police say the teenager was stopped during the sniffer dog operation in the Wharf Street mall and searched around 1.30pm today on Thursday 12 January 2017).

Police will allege the search resulted in the seizure of 49 MDMA tablets, almost 200 grams of cannabis being and $4,000 in cash. All items were seized for forensic examination.

The teenager was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and dealing with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail and will appear at a local court today (Friday 13 January).

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