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Richmond Police District detectives have released footage of an arrest involving three men following a three-month investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in Lismore.

In August 2019, Strike Force Tarplee was established to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in Lismore and surrounding areas.

A 35-year-old man was arrested last Monday, 21 October – he was charged with 28 offences, including three counts of supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis. He was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court on Monday 16 December 2019.

Then about 10.30am yesterday (Tuesday 22 October), officers attached to Richmond PD executed two search warrants at homes on Leycester and North Streets, Lismore.

Police arrest in Lismore yesterday.

During the search warrants, police allegedly located and seized methylamphetamine, amphetamine tablets, restricted pharmaceutical drugs, cannabis, knuckle dusters, ammunition, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A second man, also aged 35, was arrested at Leycester Street and was taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with 13 drug offences, including supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, supply prohibited drug and supply indictable prohibited drug. He was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at North Street and was taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with eight offences, including supply prohibited drug, possess prescribed restricted substance, deal in the proceeds of crime and possess prohibited weapon. He was refused bail and will also face Lismore Local Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Tarplee are ongoing.

The police footage can be viewed here.

Anyone with information about the supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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