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Larnook man arrested over drugs, guns and stolen property

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The small hydroponic set-up at a home in Larnook found during a police raid last Thursday (October 11). Photo NSW Police

A man has been charged after police allegedly located rifles, drugs, and stolen property at a home at Larnook, about 30km north of Lismore, last week.

Officers from Richmond Police District Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Richmond Target Action Group, raided a home on Cawongla Road last Thursday (October 11).

During a search of the home, officers allegedly located a small hydroponic setup with six cannabis plants, cannabis leaf, MDMA tablets, steroids, three rifles, a trail bike, petrol, and credit cards, all believed to be stolen.

Following inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested at Lismore Police Station on Tuesday (October 16).

He was charged with cultivate prohibited plant –indictable quantity, possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised firearm, possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely, deal with property proceeds of crime, and possess, anabolic or androgenic steroidal agent

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday (November 19).

 


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