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Stories about "Crystal methamphetamine":

Lismore man arrested on ice, testosterone dealing charges

A man will appear in court today after methylamphetamine, prescription drugs, cash and mobile phones were seized after a vehicle stop at Nimbin in the early hours of the morning.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Two charged with ice possession in separate Tweed searches

Two men were charged with possession of ice (methamphetamine) on Friday afternoon (August 31) during police patrols of Tweed Heads.

28-y-o woman charged with dealing ice,Tweed Heads

A 28-year-old Colyton woman will remain behind bars after being charged with possessing a commercial quantity of crystal methamphetamine (ice) on Friday.

Drug abuse blamed for increase in bizarre and aggressive behaviour

Police are reminding the public of the dangers of methamphetamine (ice) following a number of incidents in recent weeks in which drug-affected people have been arrested or required hospitalisation after displaying out-of-character or violent behaviour.

Tweed police target criminals on bicycles

On Friday (December 8), police in Tweed Heads turned their attention to potential criminal cyclists and made two arrests.

Police establish ‘drug enforcement’ squad on North Coast

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Parole likely for ice addict who stole in ‘induced state’

A former ice addict and father of a young child was in an ‘induced state’ when he stole $1,850 from a Casino pub cash register and committed eight paypass frauds with two different ATM cards.

South Lismore alleged ice dealer to face hearing

He has admitted carrying the drug ice and a pipe used to smoke it - but a South Lismore man will fight charges of supplying the highly addictive substance and allegedly assaulting two police.

Teen evading police arrested with ice, grass in Lismore

Lismore police have arrested a teenager on drug offences overnight after the car in which she was travelling tried to evade them.

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