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Hundreds of cannabis plants, cannabis leaf and cocaine has been seized and 175 charges laid during a Strike Force Cyril operation on the Coffs Coast.

Sixteen people have been charged with 175 offences following a large-scale investigation into drug supply called Strike Force Cyril that was established in August 2018 to target the supply of cocaine in the Coffs Harbour area.

Since November 2018, police have executed 13 search warrants at properties on the state’s Mid North Coast and Coffs Coast.

During these searches, police allegedly seized hundreds of cannabis plants, more than 20 kilograms of cannabis leaf, three hydroponic systems, half a kilogram of methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, 11 firearms and ammunition.

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The following charges were laid during the course of the operation:

A 55-year-old man was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, and possessing ammunition without holding a licence. Yesterday (Monday 6 May 2019), he was charged with an additional eight offences, including two counts of enhanced indoor cultivation of a prohibited plant, enhanced indoor cultivation of commercial quantity of a prohibited plant, two counts of cultivating a prohibited plant, cultivating a commercial quantity of a prohibited plant, an additional charge of supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and an additional count of dealing with the proceeds of crime. He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

A 34-year-old man was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, 54 counts of supplying a prohibited drug, 18 counts of supplying a small quantity of a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 1 May 2019, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

A 38-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, eight counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and three counts of supplying a small quantity of a prohibited drug. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 1 May 2019, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

A 62-year-old man was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and supplying an indictable quantity of cannabis. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 1 May 2019, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

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A 60-year-old man was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 1 May 2019, where was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

A 26-year-old man was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 1 May 2019, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

A 60-year-old man was charged with two counts of cultivating cannabis, four counts of possessing a prohibited drug, supplying an indictable quantity of cannabis, and possessing ammunition without licence/permit. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 2 May 2019, where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

A 37-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, 30 counts of supplying a small quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of supplying less than a small quantity of a prohibited drug, and three counts of supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis. He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 2 May 2019, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

A 26-year-old man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug on an ongoing bases, 10 counts of supply greater than a small quantity prohibited drug and four counts of supply prohibited drug. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 27 May 2019.

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A 43-year-old woman was charged with three counts of cultivating a prohibited plant. On 23 March 2019, she was sentenced to a two-year Intensive Corrections Order.

A 47-year-old man was charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug. He will be issued with a future Court Attendance Notice.

A 40-year-old man was charged with cultivating a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 17 June 2019.

A 37-year-old man was charged with two counts of cultivating a prohibited drug. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 27 May 2019.

A 53-year-old man was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant and possessing prohibited drug. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 17 June 2019.

A 31-year-old woman was charged with knowingly taking part in the supply of an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug. She was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 27 May 2019.

A 61-year-old man was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant and possessing a prohibited drug. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 24 June 2019.


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1 COMMENT

  1. I live in Seattle Washington, USA, where cannabis has been legal for a couple of years. There have been zero reports of cannabis induced pillage and mayhem; nothing much has changed, except dealers cannot compete and there are big tax benefits for the state. Did I mention less costs for police, etc. because of weed?

    The answer is easy peasy…..legalize cannabis.

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