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Man calls police after having his cannabis stolen

A 44-year-old Queensland man has been charged with break, enter and steal after a ‘victim’ called the police to report his cannabis had been stolen.

Police will allege that the Queenslander broke into a house at Stoney Chute and stole cannabis and a cannabis vaporiser.

As he was leaving the resident returned home and saw the 44-year-old leaving the property.

When he entered his house he saw that his cannabis had been stolen, so he called police.

Nimbin police stopped the Queenslander at Uki and while the cannabis could not be found, the man provided a positive roadside drug test for cannabis.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with Break, Enter and Steal.

A further charge may be laid after the results of his secondary drug test are known.

He will appear in Lismore Local Court in April.

Senior Constable David Henderson said the amount of cannabis allegedly stolen was between five and ten grams.

Sen Constable Henderson said it was up to the officer-in-charge to determine if the person who reported the theft  would also be charged in relation to the cannabis.

‘The officer has the option of issuing a cannabis caution or using his discretion and taking no further action,’ Sen Constable Henderson said.

 


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