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A teenager has been charged after threatening a couple with a taser gun near Nimbin on Monday (May 7).

Police will allege the juvenile, whose licence had been suspended, parked a vehicle into Tulsia Lane and started screaming and acting suspiciously.

A man and woman who were walking past tried to assist the youth but he allegedly produced a taser and started chasing the couple down the street.

Police managed to arrest the teenager without incident.

A search of the vehicle allegedly located the taser and a small amount of methylamphetamine and cannabis.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with being arrmed with intent, possessing a prohibited weapon, intimidation, supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug and driving while suspended

He was given conditional bail and will in Lismore Childrens court next month. #NimbinCrime

Richmond police say this is the third taser arrest they have made in the last few days and remind the public that even possessing one could lead to jail time. They can be handed into police, no questions asked.

If you have any information about people selling tasers please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000


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