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Man allegedly tasered woman after drug deal gone wrong

A BALLINA man has been refused bail after allegedly using an illegal stun gun to taser a woman when she came to his home to repay a drug debt.

The 42-year-old man appeared in Lismore bail court yesterday facing drug and assault charges.

Police allege he tasered a 32-year-old woman in the back. She was taken to hospital with black eyes and taser wounds.

Following inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Crane St, where they allegedly located cannabis, methylamphetamine, prescribed medications, cash and a stun gun.

Police believe the stun gun had been imported illegally.

Unlike police tasers, the alleged weapon does not fire probes - rather, it resembles a black box with two stunners.

Three people were at the scene at the time of the search warrant.

A 43-year-old woman was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possession of a prohibited drug. A court date is yet to be determined.

A second woman, a 22-year-old with four children under five years, who had only recently moved to the area from Western Sydney, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with assault.

Given her lengthy criminal history, and more than 20 counts of failing to appear in court, Magistrate Heilpern denied her bail. The matter was adjourned to January 19.

The 42-year-old man, who was also denied bail, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited drug, possession of prescribed restricted substance, and dealing with proceeds of crime.

Capsules of adrenalin were also found at his Ballina home.

The case was adjourned to January 25.

Topics:  assault, court, crime, drug deal, drugs, police, taser




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