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Tweed Byron police charged a 42-year-old man at Round Mountain in the Tweed Shire with several offences including cannabis possession in early June 2022. They said on social media they couldn’t help it if he was ‘bad at gardening’. PIC: FB

A 42-year-old Tweed Shire man is to face court next month over several charges related to cannabis, weapons and stolen goods.

Tweed Byron police said they searched a Round Mountain property in the Tweed Shire last week after the Northern Region Operational Support Group arrested the accused man and a 32-year-old woman wanted by police on Wednesday 8 June.

Officers said they seized a stash of items worth more than $20,000 including Cannabis plants; Cannabis leaf and resin; testosterone; fourteen stiletto and butterfly knives; sling shots; knuckle dusters; various tools; and four motor bikes believed to be stolen.

Police took the arrested pair to Tweed Heads Police Station where the man was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant; three counts each of possessing a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited weapon; two counts of having goods in custody suspected of being stolen.

Officers said he was refused bail until he appeared before Tweed Local Court the next day, where he received conditional bail before his next scheduled appearance on 25 July.

The woman was wanted on an unrelated matter.

Police said she appeared before the Tweed Heads Local Court on 8 June and was sentenced to a fine.

Shame about those gardening skills

Responding to a comment on social media in relation to the report, Tweed Byron police said they’d done ‘nothing brave in this instance’ and were ‘just trying to reunite stolen property to their owners and disrupting knife crime’.

The officers said they couldn’t help it if the arrested man was ‘bad at gardening too!’.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Would help if they actually articulate some harm “Tweed man” did. If he has stolen from people or attacked people then that is the story. If it’s just that the government doesn’t like his hobbies, that’s a different story.

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