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Police say a man and a woman have been charged after officers seized drugs and more than $100,000 cash from a hire car at Tweed Heads.

Just after 7pm last Friday, officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District Proactive Crime Team noticed a Holden Equinox driving in an unusual manner on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads.

Police stopped the Holden and spoke to the driver, a 47-year-old man, who told them he was mixing his dinner while driving.

Liquid LSD. Photo NSW Police Facebook.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers allegedly seized 600 MDMA tablets, 25g of liquid LSD, 600 tablets of LSD, 8g cocaine, 122g of cannabis, and $106,000 in cash.

The passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was also allegedly found in possession of drugs.

The pair were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

Police allegedly 600 MDMA tablets. Photo NSW Police Facebook.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity x2), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (between small and indictable quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and deal with property proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court.

The woman was charged with resist officer in execution of duty and possess prohibited drug (x2).

She was granted conditional bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local court on Monday 13 July 2020.

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  1. Nobody in Portugal gets arrested for drugs. If there is a health or addiction problem you get diverted to the appropriate health service. And there appears considerable health and economic benefits to individuals and the society. And if you stand straddling the border of Canberra, with a joint in one hand its ok, but in the other hand its a crime!!!

  2. Agreed. Wasted police resources and it doesn’t fix the problem. The war on drugs benefits the capitalist system: private jails, lawyers etc. The other scenario is socialist, government funded support. That’s a big no no.

    I really hope they weren’t so addicted that they needed all those drugs though. Wow.

  3. The DRUG wars of 1970 -2000 killed, murdered ,maimed & ruined lives. And for what?
    Both sides, the authorities & some dealers, became enriched during the DRUG WAR circa 1970 -2000 as the bodies piled up & sick people were incarcerated, never to be the same again. I must point out that it was the WORKING CLASS ADDICTS who bore the brunt of a constabulary hate-fest, these young addicts fell like flies from O.Ds , suicide etc…. MIDDLE CLASS addicts always seemed to walk away from drug charges _ like Harriet Wran, & Sue Hawke, from kcharges the like of which imprisoned WORKING CLASS addicts, some times for YEARS. Influential families would oft times get a phone call to tell their addicted son/daughter to stay away from their usual haunts because those houses were to be raided imminently.
    For what it’s worth, I have seen much, & again today, a war on drugs corrupts authorities from the copper on the beat up to the hieghts of the judiciary. There is SO$$$$MUCH$$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$& everyone wants some … so they look away.
    WHEN will Australia recognise that addiction, just like alcoholism, which is rampant in every police force in this country, is a HEALTH ISSUE. To the government & the police they force to kick the doors in of addicts homes, I plead to them to come out of the cave & accept addiction is primarily a HEALTH ISSUE.
    They don’t pinch drinkers or the obese….


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