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Arrest after man caught stuffing meth down pants

A MAN and a woman arrested at Casino last night are due to face Lismore Local Court today for multiple alleged fraud and drug offences.

Police were informed of numerous fraud offences that occurred on Wednesday at Casino and enquiries led officers to a hotel where it was believed the alleged offenders were staying.

At about 6pm yesterday when police gained entry to the hotel room it is alleged the 24-year-old man was caught trying to stuff methamphetamine down his pants.

The man was searched by police who allegedly found 1.8 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine in his trouser pocket.

A further search of the room allegedly uncovered 5 grams of methamphetamine in a bum bag and a further .6 grams in a box on the bed.

Police also found and seized a number of electrical items believed to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and taken to Casino police station where they were both charged and refused bail.

The woman was charged with three counts of fraud, deemed supply prohibited drug and self administer prohibited drug.

The man was charged with breaching bail, larceny, three counts of fraud, deemed supply prohibited drug, self administer prohibited drug and an outstanding warrant.

Topics:  casino, court, methamphetamine



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