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A man who admitted to growing 62 cannabis plants and having illegal guns on his Georgica property – but denied selling the drug – will face a hearing in September.

When police raided Jeffrey William Haselden’s property on October 20 last year, officers allegedly found 62 cannabis plants and almost two kilograms of the drug that had been harvested.

During a further search of the property officers allegedly found a quantity of amphetamines, $12,950 in cash, ammunition and two guns.

The 66 year-old, who police allege has connections to the Lismore chapter of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang, was arrested and taken to Lismore police station.

There he was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug, unlawfully obtained goods, possessing ammunition without holding a licence, and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon without a permit.

Police refused Mr Haselden bail and when he appeared in Lismore Local Court the following day, Magistrate David Heilpern noted his lengthy criminal history of drug related matters when again refusing bail.

When he appeared before Mr Heilpern again on November 8, Mr Haselden was granted conditional bail to live at Georgica and report to police at Lismore three times per week.

Before he was released, two people acceptable to the court, his neighbour and daughter, signed bail papers agreeing to forfeit $7,000 if Mr Haselden breaches bail.

He was also ordered not to consume any drugs or alcohol unless it is prescribed by a doctor and to submit to random drug tests at the discretion of police.

The court previously heard Mr Haselden had the $1,2950 from selling a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Mr Hasleden’s matter was initially listed for hearing on August 28 after he entered pleas of not guilty to the charges of supplying a prohibited drug, possessing amphetamines and unlawfully obtained goods.

He has pleaded guilty to the other five charges.

On Monday at Lismore Local Court Magistrate Peter Bugden relisted the hearing to September 27.


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