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A South Lismore man charged with supplying ice and assaulting police must enter pleas to the charges in court today. (Tuesday April 2)

Aaron Christopher Wilton was represented in Lismore Local Court by solicitor Kylie Anderson-Clarke on Monday. (April 1)

The 23 year-old faced 10 charges including two counts of resisting an officer in the execution of their duty, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, two counts of possessing equipment for administering a prohibited drug and supplying a prohibited drug.

The charges relate to three alleged incidents at Lismore and South Lismore between February 3 and April 14.

When Mr Wilton was searched by police between 10.30pm and 10.40pm, at South Lismore on February 3, it is alleged he was carrying a glass ‘ice pipe’.

Then on March 21, at 12.40pm, Mr Wilton was arrested by police allegedly in possession of 0.5 grams of ice and a ‘sweet puff’ brand glass pipe used for the administration of methamphetamine.

When Mr Wilton came to the attention of police again between 11.30pm and 11.50pm on April 14, it is alleged he assaulted a male senior constable.

A scuffle ensued, in which police allege Mr Wilton resisted the attempts of a male constable, and a male senior constable, to arrest him.

Once he was detained, Mr Wilton was searched and allegedly found to be carrying 1.25 grams of ice, a laser pointer and $845 cash, which police allege was the proceeds of crime.

On Monday, Ms Anderson-Clarke told the court Mr Wilton was at the Maayu Mali residential drug rehabilitation centre at Moree and she was attempting to contact him.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Mr Wilton’s matters until today, when he must enter pleas to the charges.

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