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A co-ordinated sniffer dog operation in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Thursday (April 27) has resulted in five arrests and 11 cannabis cautions.

About 10.30am police arrested a 26-year-old American woman, who was holidaying in Byron Bay, after the drug dog indicated that she might have drugs on her.

They allegedly located a quantity of cocaine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis. The woman was arrested and charged.

Earlier that morning, at 10.05am, a 42-year-old Byron Bay man was arrested carrying an amount of cannabis.

About 10.30am police located an amount of cannabis on a 66-year-old Byron Bay man.

About 10.40am a 57-year-old Coorabell man was found to have an amount of MDMA and cannabis on him.

About 10.50am a 43-year-old man from Suffolk Park was arrested with an amount of cannabis on him.

All five were charged with possessing a prohibited drug and bailed to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on May 11.

Police say a further 11 people were detected with cannabis during the morning and were issued with official cannabis cautions.

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  1. Wow good on the police for busting people with minute amounts of cannibis (and other drugs). Like who really gives a toss? Why don’t they go out and arrest people for real crimes like rape and murder rather than wasting taxpayers money on time wasting procedures such as that? Meanwhile cannibis is about to be legalised in Canada so time wasting trivialities like the above mentioned “heroic acts of the police” will be snorted at. Time to move onto more important matters!


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