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Man charged after 2kg of cannabis seized from car in Drake 

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A man has been charged after 2.2kg of cannabis was seized during a vehicle stop in Drake yesterday.

About 4pm on Sunday, police stopped a Ford Falcon utility on the Bruxner Highway in Drake, between Casino and Tenterfield, for a random breath test.

While speaking with the driver, police smelt an odour coming from the vehicle, believed to be cannabis.

After conducting further police checks on the driver, police searched the vehicle and located ten bags of cannabis, weighing between 54.5 grams and 255.5 grams, totalling 2,236 grams.

Police also seized cash and a mobile phone.

The driver, a 28-year-old man from Armidale, was arrested and charged with supply cannabis and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Thursday 22 August 2019.


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1 COMMENT

  1. As if those poor( millionaire) ‘drought stricken farmers’ haven’t got enough worries !
    It’s bloody hard to survive Armidale at the best of times,and now it looks likely they will have to face the weekend with, only, copious quantities of designer beers and ‘sparkling ‘ aussie shampoo.
    This situation is truely heart-rending, and perhaps it’s time for a convoy of” GRASS for GRAZIERS ‘ with convoys from the commercial growers in Sydney and Brisbane or any of the banana growers up and down the coast. You know it makes sense !
    Only recently I was informed that the government were even considering whether or not to make these poor AUSSIE BATLERS pay for their own children’s tuition fees to private boarding schools at $50,000 per year it can soon add up ,especially for the catholic majority…and this is why, when reporting on stories like this it is dissapointing to see the Echo trying to pass it off as some kind of victory ,with some cheap positive spin.
    How heartless ?, G”)

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