Drake pair to face court on cannabis, gun charges

Two men have been charged after police raided a home near Casino on Tuesday (March 27), seizing firearms and drugs.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Mudflat Road, Drake, about 9.30am .

During the search, police allegedly located two bolt-action rifles, two shotguns, an air rifle and drugs, believed to be MDMA and cannabis.

Police also seized up to 80 cannabis plants.

Two men, aged 34 and 36, were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The 34-year-old man was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing a prohibited firearm, aggravated possession of firearms, possessing ammunition without a permit, not keep a firearm safely, possessing firearms whilst unlicensed, supplying a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear before the Lismore Local Court today (Wednesday, March 28).

The 36-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of possessing an unregistered firearm, not keeping a firearm safely, possessing firearms whilst unlicensed, possessing a prohibited drug and cultivating a prohibited plant.

He is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday, April 9.



One response to “Drake pair to face court on cannabis, gun charges”

  1. Garry Willett says:

    Hi, in reading this article, the firearms related offence seemed to dominate and I had to look up Mr Google to find out what MDMA is. It’s Ecstacy. Surely the major issue here is that two men had in their passion a quantaty of Ecstacy (suspected) and cannabis plants. Why was the word Ecstasy omitted from your article? I would have thought this to be of most interest to your readers. Many ignorants, like me, would not form a link between MDMA and Ecstasy
    The potential effect on the local population to be quite negative. Yet you take up space detailing and leading with the firearms charges which almost overshadow the Drug related charges. It seems unbalanced reporting.

    For your interest I have rewritten the article.

    Drake Pair Face court on Suspect Ecstasy. Cannabis and firearms issues

    Police attached to Richmond Police district seized a quantity of Ecstasy (MDMA) and Cannabis from a home on Mudflat Rd., Drake near Casino at approximately 9.30am March 27
    The two men, aged 34 and 36 were arrested and taken Lismore Police station.

    A search of the premises revealed a cash of up to 80 Cannabis plants, and a quantity of a substance believed to be Ecstasy (MDMA). In addition two bolt action rifles, a shotgun and an air rifle.
    A number of drug and firearms charges have been laid against the 34 year old who was refused bail and will appear before the Lismore Court Wed March 28.

    The 36-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of cultivating a prohibited plant. Possessing firearms whilst unlicensed. Possessing an unregistered firearm and not keeping a firearm safely,

    He is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday, April 9.

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