A Tugun man has been charged after defecating in a cell at Lismore police station.
At 3:15pm on Sunday police noticed the 20-year-old in Nimbin’s Allsop Park, where they allege he was using ‘a high level of offensive language, carrying a large branch over his shoulder and was disturbing the peace’.
He was placed under arrest and taken to Nimbin Police Station. When he started punching the cell door police transferred him to Lismore Police station to be held while he remained drunk and disorderly.
At Lismore he continued to punch and head-butt the cell door. He then allegedly defecated in his cell and smeared his faeces over the cell walls.
The 20-year-old was released into the care of a parent.
He was issued an infringement notice for Offensive Language and a Court Attendance Notice for Destroy Property.
Police will have the cell professionally cleaned and a request will be put before the court for him to reimburse this cost.
Police have not reported any other incidents over the MardiGrass festival.