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Nimbin copping it before Mardi Grass

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Dried mushrooms believed to contain psilocybin, found on a man in Nimbin. Photo Richmond District Police.

Police have been really making their presence felt in Nimbin this week in the lead-up to Mardi Grass.

As a result of what they are calling ‘proactive police work’, a man was charged with commercial-level drug supply yesterday.

About 1pm (Friday 3 May 2019), officers attached to Richmond Police District Target Action Group stopped a man acting suspiciously outside a café on Cullen Street, Nimbin.

The 24-year-old man was searched and found to allegedly be in possession of 91 grams of dried mushrooms believed to contain psilocybin, 20 grams of cannabis, and cash.

He was arrested and taken to Nimbin Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug – small quantity (x2), possess prohibited drug, and knowing deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Saturday 4 May 2019).

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    • Busted? This guy is selling off less then an ounce of weed and mushrooms, both of which have peer reviewed evidence that they have less health risks associated with consumption than alcohol and cigarettes…

      Meanwhile there’s a lady in the town with an AVO being breached, she went to the police who told her they don’t have the resources to deal with it right now and that she should come back next week…

  1. Who cares about harmless grass? The Big Brother Surveillance State do nothing but tax the citizens and gorge themselves on the proceeds. Government perks for self-entitled fat cats. They privatise public assets in exchange for bribes, and they fund neocon oil wars for the empire that murder people. The biggest drug pushers are the big pharmaceutical companies. So take your laws and shove it, as the hypocritical establishment have no credibility.


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