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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Stories about "drug arrest":

Drug dog dragnet in Byron Bay

A co-ordinated sniffer dog operation in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Thursday (April 27) has resulted in five arrests and 11 cannabis cautions.

Pair arrested with ‘large quantity’ of MDMA

Police have arrested and charged two men for drug supply after a vehicle stop at Rappville, south of Casino on Friday.

Suspicious-acting man charged with drug supply

A 26-year-old man from Tallai in Queensland was arrested and charged with drug supply, drug possession and traffic-related offences at Tweed Heads South yesterday afternoon

Man charged after drugs, weapons, kids found in car at Tweed Heads 

A man will appear in court today after a vehicle stop resulted in police allegedly locating drugs and weapons, all while the man’s two children were in the car in Tweed Heads yesterday.

‘Disguised’ Nimbin man charged with drug supply

Police have charged another Nimbin man with drug supply, the 29th since they established the oddly named Strike Force Cuppa in June 2015.

Byron’s ‘surfing lawyer’ Lester Brien dead at 71

Byron Bay has lost one of its larger-than-life identities, the surfer turned lawyer Lester Brien, who died peacefully at home on the weekend aged 71.

Driver with machete and drugs arrested on four flat tyres

A 30-year-old Molendinar man allegedly driving a stolen car managed to evade NSW police despite having four flat tyres but was arrested soon after crossing the state border yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 28).

Five arrested in north coast drug raids

Police have arrested four men and a woman seizing guns, cash, and drugs, following raids on the north coast this morning.

Bonalbo man on guns, drugs charges

A man is due to appear in court on Monday after he was charged with drug and firearm offences following a police raid on a property at Bonalbo on Wednesday.

Woman charged with ‘wholesaling’ drugs, guns

Richmond LAC Detectives attached to Strike Force Mitla charged a 35 year old Queensland woman on Tuesday with 44 offences relating to the bulk supply of drugs including 'ice' in the Lismore and Casino areas.

Naming Ben Franklin

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Democracy

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Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

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