Original: After several reports today from readers that there is a ‘massive drug operation’ and a ‘gun and drug unit from Parramatta!’, an intrepid Echo drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum to see what was the buzz.
‘It’s been a quiet morning at the police Dope Drop-off Centre,’ he said. ‘After receiving a couple of early good-sized plants, the facility is underutilised. Anyone with unwanted cannabis plants on their property is urged to call police as they are willing to come and collect them immediately.’
The drudge, who was checking it out ‘for a friend’, said that there were a number of 4x4s and a few marked police cars coming and going – local police, NSW police, and Polair police.
‘They have a truck, some deckchairs and are just sitting around waiting, presumably for helicopter-loads of cannabis to be flown in.’
Update: 23 February, 2.03pm
Having waited around for voluntary contributions to the ‘Dope Drop-off Centre’ and not being satisfied with the community’s contributions Polair police have decided to swing into action.
Launching their favourite helicopter from opposite Mullumbimby High School – a great way to ensure parents get a call from kids about the danger to their crops – they have most recently been spotted flying over Coopers Lane in Main Arm.
‘They appear to be heading up over Settlement Road before they go for the big crops up in the hills,’ said one local who asked not to be named.