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Tweed-Byron police have arrested a man in Byron Bay on drugs charges after he was allegedly spotted eating the leaves off a tree at a car park.

And a man in Pottsville, who drove his car into a tree in April has been charged with driving while affected by a range of prescription drugs.

About 1.30am on Saturday, October 21, police were called to a car park in Jonson Street, Byron Bay because a man was allegedly drug affected and eating leaves from a tree.

On arrival, police witnessed a 24-year-old man from Victoria eating leaves from a tree.

The man was searched and police allegedly located two capsules containing MDMA.

The man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and was bailed to appear at Byron bay Local Court on November 2.

Man who crashed car into tree was on multiple drugs

About 5;10am on Sunday, April 23, it is alleged a 44 year old man from Pottsville was driving a large 4WD vehicle when it side swiped a parked car in Border Street, Pottsville and failed to stop.

The vehicle continued on and at about 5;20am the 4WD veered off the road in Cudgera and drove directly into a large tree.

Emergency services were contacted and attended the scene a short time later.

The man was seen near his car and allegedly told police he was looking for a child to take to school.

Police had to point out it was a Sunday in the school holidays.

The man was taken Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries due to 4WD deploying its airbags during the collision with the tree.

Blood and urine were taken from the man to check for alcohol and drugs.

An examination has allegedly revealed that the man had codeine, cocaine, benzoylecgonine, tramadol, doxylamine and zolpidem in his system.

On Saturday the 21 st October the man was charged with drive under the influence of drugs and was bailed to appears before Tweed Heads Local Court 4/12/17.


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  1. I had a French teacher at school who ate leaves off a nearby tree. At the time it was dismissed as ‘eccentricity’, with nobody worried about the drugs angle.


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