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About 9.05pm on April 22 police were called to Chinderah Road, Chinderah where a car had collided with a tree.

Witnesses allegedly sighted a 30-year-old man from Dunbible ‘leave the driver seat of the car and fall next to the car.’

The man was taken by ambulance to the Tweed Hospital where he was treated for a broken leg.

Police searched the car and allegedly located methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, MDMA, a quantity of cash, a knife and equipment they say was used for ‘the supply and use or prohibited drugs’.

A check on the man’s driver’s licence revealed he was disqualified until 2028 for numerous traffic offences.

On Monday April 24 the man was released from hospital and was arrested.

He was charged with possessing a weapon prohibited without a permit, possessing a prohibited drug, having goods in custody suspected of being unlawfully obtained, supplying a prohibited drug, driving a vehicle whilst licence is disqualified and negligent driving.

Police are still waiting for the results of blood tests to determine if the man was affected by alcohol and or drugs. He was refused bail and will appear appear before Lismore Local Court on June 20.


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